Popular Nigerian Table Shaker, Reno Omokri has urged a presidential aspirant under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi not to limit himself to the party.
In a post on Facebook, the former presidential aide recalled how a young Emmanuel Macron formed a new Party and wrestled power from the then ruling party.
Omokri said the feat can be repeated in Nigeria by Peter Obi if he is determined.
Candidates like Peter Obi do not have to limit themselves to the PDP/APC dichotomy. There is power beyond those two parties. Actually, power belongs to the people, and if you can connect with them, you can collect their votes. At 39, Emmanuel Macron created a brand new political party named La République En Marche, in 2016. A year later, he won election with his new party, becoming French President.
He defeated parties that had been in existence for over a century. Nigerian youths and visionary candidates should not think they can’t start a new party and win in 2023. Even if INEC will not register your party, do a hostile takeover of one of the smaller parties. Go up North and present a solution to the security crises they face. Present that solution not to Emirs, but to grassroots political leaders and you will be surprised the votes you will get.