Former Anambra governor, Peter Obi, has pleaded for more time from a tweep threatening to sue him over his delay in declaring for 2023 presidency.
Tweeting on Saturday, Mr Obi, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election in 2019, commended the Super Eagles for trouncing Sudan in the ongoing African Cup of Nations.
Responding, a Twitter user gave him an ultimatum to declare his interest in the 2023 race before the end of January. The tweep threatened legal actions should the former governor fail to comply.
Replying, the former governor pleaded for more time, saying he has no financial strength to wrestle legally.
I wish I knew your real name. But the truth is, I don’t have money to spend on a court case o. Give me some time :). https://t.co/CYVqFehKyw
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) January 15, 2022
With President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure winding down next year, power is expected to return to the South, though some individuals who consider themselves influential from the president’s region are opposed to power leaving the North.
So far, Southern politicians have been the ones declaring their interest. Bola Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor kick started the process on Monday. Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State followed suit on Tuesday, likewise Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.