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Vol 63 No 15

Published 21st July 2022


Peter Obi shakes up the political class

The depth of the country's crises is forcing voters to rethink their choices – to the great benefit of the former governor of Anambra state

Millionaire bankers make improbable revolutionaries, especially in Nigeria. But Peter Obi, the geeky former governor of Anambra state, is upending the political establishment's complacency about next year's presidential elections. The establishment insists that Obi stands no chance against the two main parties' septuagenarian candidates, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, veteran politicians who each have at least a hundred times more wealth at their disposal than Obi.

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