Chatham House has invited the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, to speak about his ideas for Nigerians ahead of the presidential elections of February 25, 2023. This is just days after the presidential candidate of the All-Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, visited the prestigious Chatham House. 

Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State and the third force in the presidential race, is scheduled to speak at Chatham House on January 16, 2023.

Why it matter 
As Nigeria gets closer to the 2023 presidential elections and more voters decide on who gets their votes, it is important that presidential candidates seize outings to sell their presidential bid. Chatham House, for example, is a major policy institute and think-tank forum in London, United Kingdom, where famous and great leaders around the world have spoken. Such avenues are one of the best platforms to sell presidential bids. 

What you should know 
Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party is relatively a newcomer to the country’s national political space; although he served as a running mate to Alhaji Atiku of PDP in 2019; a leading candidate in the 2023 presidential race. The presidential candidate, an indigenous southeastern, with running mate Senator Yusuf Datti Ahmed, a northerner, is looking to break the dominance of the PDP and APC who have jointly led the country for 24 years. 

Peter Obi is contesting under the Labour Party, which has no presence in either governorships or state houses of assembly, two seats out of the 360 available in the House and just one out of the 109 available in the senate. 

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