Peter Obi, the Labor Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, says Nigeria’s people are critical to Britain.
Nigeria has an estimated population of about 200 million people.
In an interview published Speaking to Sky News on Tuesday, Obi described Nigeria’s high population as “a huge market” for Britain.
Obi said that it is time for the necessary changes to occur in the country.
“We are trying to say, and everyone can see, especially young people, that something is wrong and everyone can see that the country cannot continue on this path to nowhere,” he said.
“We have 200 million people, which is a huge market for Britain. And it’s critical for Britain: as they leave the European Union, they need members of the Commonwealth.”
The LP candidate was in the UK on Monday, where I speak at Chatham House about his plans for the country if elected at the next election.
Obi is one of the main candidates for the upcoming presidential elections along with Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former governor of Anambra enjoys massive popularity on social media thanks to a massive support base known as the ‘Obidients’.
There are less than eight weeks left for the elections. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the presidential and national assembly elections will be held on February 25.
Elections for the governorship and state assembly will be held on March 11.