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Shock candidate Peter Obi is the outsider in Nigerian politics

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Former governor Peter Obi is the youngest of the three frontrunners in Nigeria’s presidential race.

At 61, Peter Obi is the candidate for the Labour Social gathering and is dealing with former Lagos governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, working for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former vice chairman and sixth time hopeful Atiku Abubakar of the primary opposition Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP).

Opposite to his challengers, Peter Obi is a Christian from southern Nigeria, an Igbo-speaking area, and as served as Anambra state governor the place he developed a repute for frugality and integrity.

Obi’s rising reputation and social media enchantment are unprecedented in trendy Nigeria and plenty of youthful voters, principally of their 30s, see him as a departure from endemic corruption that has plagued Nigerian politics for many years.

Some opinion polls forecast an Obi victory however critics say his reputation is restricted to social media and amongst younger Nigerians, lots of whom haven’t got voter playing cards.

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and his fellow Yoruba chief Ayo Adebanjo, have publicly endorsed Obi’s bid, insisting it’s the flip of the Igbo to get the presidency since different areas have had their probability on the prime job.