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You’ve likely never heard of Peter Obi. Why would you? — he lives a world away in Nigeria. But what he’s doing in Africa has caught the attention of many, including some very nervous globalists.
Mr. Obi is a 61-year-old businessman campaigning to be president of Nigeria. And his fresh, exciting new “populist message” has caught on like wildfire with young people in Africa, and that has globalists very concerned.
His crowds are huge and filled with life and energy.
I've just arrived at the Eke Awka Market, Awka for a market storm. – PO pic.twitter.com/gSCcz596i6
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) February 21, 2023
Promising a different way of doing things, Obi hopes to defeat the two favourites and political heavyweights from traditional parties: Atiku Aboubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
With speeches hailed as fresh and unifying – but criticised as populist by his detractors – the 61-year-old businessman has caught the attention of Nigeria’s young population, 60 percent of whom are under the age of 25.
“The current government is in a bad situation, and the way many young people see it is that people like Abubakar and Tinubu are part of the problem,” said Dele Babalola, a Nigeria expert at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent. “Obe is 61 but he’s the youngest of the candidates [the other two being in their 70s] and a fresh face.”
The people of Nigeria have good reason to be worried about the future of their country, especially regarding their economy.
Revolver recently published a piece exposing the dark digital currency experiment that’s underway in Nigeria.
Essentially, the government is attempting to eliminate cash and replace it with a digital currency—against the will of the people. It’s become a nightmare situation; as Nigeria’s already weakened economy can’t possibly absorb such an economic shock. There’s not enough money being printed to replenish the supply, and as a result, Nigeria is facing a massive cash shortage, by design.
This deadly and dangerous government “experiment” has many young Nigerians very concerned, and they’re hopeful Obi can help.
You can read the entire piece here: A very dark digital currency experiment is under way in Nigeria, with deadly consequences…
As with most outsiders, in the beginning of the presidential campaign Obi wasn’t taken very seriously. However, that slowly began to change as his message of economic hope and his plan to curb violence and corruption resonated with the youth of Nigeria.
— obidient FBI agent ? (@kizzkhalli) February 21, 2023
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Over the course of the five-month presidential campaign, Obi has gone from minor curiosity to credible candidate, with vast social media support amongst Nigeria’s youth turbocharging his standing. Obi has also enjoyed endorsements from prominent Nigerian figures such as ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and renowned novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
As Nigeria endures an economic slump and a troubled security situation, Obi’s supporters (nicknamed “Obidients”) see him as an antidote to a political class they accuse of corruption and bad governance.
In this context, Obi has cultivated an image as the picture of integrity and prudence. “I have two children, they are graduates, they have never participated in any public life. I have a son that is going to be 29, 30 soon, he doesn’t own a car because he has to buy his own car, not me,” Obi said in a speech last year to his supporters’ applause.
Obi is a Christian man and a successful ex-banker with an impressive education resume: Harvard and the London School of Economics.
Many journalists are trying to compare Obi to disgraced French President Macron, but his supporters say absolutely not.
They explain how Obi wants to smash through the old two-party system and reinvigorate his country with a technocratic style of politics. Obi is neither left nor right, according to his backers.
But “likening Obi to Macron is a mistake”, said Ladipo Adamolekun, a Nigerian public administration expert and Francophile. “Macron created his En Marche! party when France’s traditional parties were already in decline – it’s not like that for Obi.”
And unlike Macron – whose sole political experience when he ran for the Élysée was a short stint as François Hollande’s economy minister – Obi is very far from a political neophyte.
He has the people’s interest at heart, as you can see in this CNN interview.
Will Obi win? Will he do anything about the massive currency crunch and globalist-designed switch to controlled and surveilled digital currencies?
It’s hard to say. It’s definitely an up hill climb for the populist outsider. Another challenge is the classic world-wide problem of getting young people to come out and actually vote, especially in a country where only 33 percent of the population votes.
However, what is encouraging is that the seed of populism has been planted, and once it takes hold it will keep growing and eventually take over the country.
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