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Alliance Politics – another way Peter Obi can secure a better future for the south east.

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Let’s be factual here! The futility of chasing a will-o’-the-wisp gradually becomes apparent, just as the dissolution of any mirage. Even the illusionary haze eventually gives way to common sense when the harsh light of truth shines through.

The question that beacons remains that as the fantasy of Peter Obi becoming the next president has not yet materialised. Is dreaming a good thing? 

Yes, Indeed it is. But it’s crucial for the dreamer to stay awake and avoid getting sucked into the vortex of his own imagination while they’re dreaming.

In an effort to explore potential futures, Peter Obi is running for president. This is possibly one of the benefits of the popular but quickly fading “Obidient fad.” The mainstreaming of the south-east in the national political discourse is another benefit. That’s great. This hasn’t happened in quite some time.

Peter Obi, though, must be that official. He needs to use reason, ignore the empty compliments of sycophants, and put the greater good ahead of his own self-interest.

He should be prepared to forgo momentary praise in favour of greater glory and meaning in the future.

Consider forming an alliance with Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, says Peter Obi, leader of the Labour Party (LP) (APC). This is the most practical strategy to guarantee and secure his future bid.

Practically speaking, Peter Obi cannot win the 2023 presidential election by himself. He can, however, take advantage of the recent outpouring of support from the south-east and south-south by supporting a candidate from either of the two major political parties, the APC or the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In Nigeria, alliance politics have been prevalent since the 1960s. It is hence appropriate.

The south-east has had an abusive, futile, and hopeless relationship with the PDP for more than 16 years, which is why I am hesitant to endorse Peter Obi’s collaboration with the party. During the PDP years, the region did not profit from the development of either its infrastructure or its human resources. It was 16 years of torture, humiliation, blind loyalty, and barrenness.

So our recommendation, which is motivated by need and the need for the south-east to protect its political interests—is that Peter Obi, the LP, the region, and all of his followers look into a not-yet-considered alternative. when a woman encounters two husbands, she will know which is best is an expression used in Igbo. The APC is the untested alternative. With the PDP, the south-east has been there and done that.

Peter Obi must be careful not to waste the momentum he has built up over the last six months on a star-crossed escapade. He needs to reach out for a workable political alliance in an effort to create a larger organisation. It was carried out by Nnamdi Azikiwe. Additionally, Alex Ekwueme did it.

In the event that Peter Obi pursues an alliance with another contender, there have been questions about whether he can keep his base of supporters. That will really put the social makeup of his followers to the test. If Peter Obi’s followers lack confidence in his judgement to maintain their flags, it suggests that the uproar surrounding him has only served as a dramatic diversion for the meme-loving and trend-hugging Nigerian youth.

If the south-east, south-west, and north cooperate with one another for a common goal at this point in our country’s history, it will have significant political significance. While both regions have a lot in common and have long lived as friendly neighbours, historically the south-east and south-west have not been particularly friendly political friends. However, 2023 might mark the start of something new. It might mark the start of stronger political ties between the south-east and south-west.

Igbo and Yoruba are quickly becoming embroiled in an ethnic altercation as a result of the social media rhetoric. We have to turn away from this course and consider the wider picture. The umbilicus of history, marriage, and family binds the Igbo and the Yoruba together as kins linked by a common destiny.

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