Nigeria 2023: ‘I will drastically reduce corruption’ says Peter Obi

By Eniola Akinkuotu, in Lagos
Posted on Thursday, 24 November 2022 12:12

Peter Obi, Nigeria's Labour Party candidate for the 2023 election.
Peter Obi, Nigeria's Labour Party candidate for the 2023 election. (Photo: Taiwo Aina for The Africa Report)

Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate in Nigeria’s February 2023 presidential elections, sits down with The Africa Report to talk about economic reforms, the security crisis, his plans to shake up the political competition, and whether he would prosecute anyone from Buhari's administration if he got into power.

Peter Obi’s campaign for the presidency has been taking Nigeria by storm – from market squares in Kano and Kaduna to lines of young people queueing for their voter cards in Lagos and Port Harcourt.

Hugely boosted by his astute use of social media, he styles himself as the insurgent candidate taking on the country’s political dynasties and vested interests that many see as responsible for its failing economy and security chaos.