Tinubu May Join SDP As Abaribe, Peter Obi Eye South-East Alliance

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The former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu may leave the governing party for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) if he is denied the presidential ticket of the Party.

This is coming as reports emerged that former Anambra governor, Peter Obi, may be plotting to form a South-East alliance with other aggrieved politicians of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to The PUNCH, Peter Obi has been in discussion with the Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso-led New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

A source close to Kwankwaso, who was reacting to speculations that Obi had joined the NNPP after leaving the PDP, said, “It is not official, but that rumour is going on. I’m not sure if he (Obi) has reached out to us. You know his resignation was just today (Wednesday). But I know they have been discussing it with Kwankwaso even before now.

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“What might happen is that the politics of 2023 might turn to regional politics. The NNPP is already strong in the North. There is a possibility that Ike Ekweremadu, Enyinnaya Abaribe and Peter Obi might form an alliance under another party in the South East.

“If Asiwaju Bola Tinubu doesn’t get the APC ticket, he might also go back to South-West with the Social Democratic Party. So, these three parties might become the big parties representing the regions in 2023.”

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