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Meet the man rallying “Obi-dients” to shake up Nigerian’s election

By Reuters
24 August 2022   |   5:05 am
Peter Obi is hardly a political outsider, but the former governor says he is looking to harness Nigerians' anger with the status quo to power his third-party presidential bid.

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