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“Why I’m Not Supporting Peter Obi Despite Being from the Southeast” – Law Student Reveals



However, there are some outliers who choose to back candidates from other states or zones based on several factors.

Mariam, popularly known on Twitter as “Duchess of Bourdillon” is one of them.The Law undergraduate at the University of Lagos is from the southeast but she’s not backing Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate who is from the Igbo-dominated region.

In an exclusive interview with, Mariam who resides in Lagos questioned the popular sentiment that Obi is the preferred candidate of young Nigerians.

Her words:

“My major reason for supporting an Asiwaju over Peter Obi or any of the other major candidates in this election is out of a need for a candidate with capacity and track record. The major contenders have all held public office before. None of them comes close to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

“I’ve always been of the opinion that a lot of people live in a bubble. People who have not been opportune to leave their comfort zone form the bulk of people that tell you that Peter Obi is gaining traction in places they’ve never been to.

“It’s quite sad, not for me though, but for those who believe that Peter Obi is somewhat close to the Presidency.

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“February is here, we will burst their bubble,” Mariam who is backing the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said with a tone of confidence. The law student said Obi (former Anambra governor), just like Tinubu (former Lagos governor), has held public office before but can’t measure up to the APC flagbearer.

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