Says it’s for people with capacity, character and energy to lead
Maduako Igbokwe l Tuesday, January 10, 2023
AWKA, Nigeria – Presidential candidate of Labour Party ( LP) Mr. Peter Obi has taken a swipe on his political opponents, saying that the Presidency of Nigeria is not a retirement home for anybody.
He also said that the leadership of the country is not turn by turn but for people with capacity and character to lead.
Mr Peter Obi made the statements in Awka Anambra state during a town hall meeting with state traditional rulers at Government House, Agu- Awka on Tuesday. He said that if the leadership of the country is turn by turn, it is his turn as the most qualified person.
“I have the capacity, character , mental wellbeing and energy to do the job. When you look at me and my running mate’s age, you would discover that we are young compared with the other candidates who are older and our National Chairman is in his fifties but the National chairman of the other candidates are about seventy or over.”
“When you talk about qualification , I am the most qualified and the youngest among them and this is not a job for rehabilitation of people because Nigeria needs a strong and vibrant person as President and one that is in tune with the trending and modern style of leadership so that our country would be counted among the committee of great Nations in the world ”
“We need some body with character and committed to cause of governance in this country. I am offering myself for services not because of my self but because we want to change the country. A new Nigeria is possible and I am coming out to bring the new Nigeria where every body will be a proud Nigerian. This country belong to all of us ” he said .
According to Obi, if he is elected president of the country, he will secure and unite Nigerians for good, noting that the country is not secured and united today .
He also promised to move Nigeria from consumption to productive economy, saying that if the country most be secured, it has to move the youths away from poverty .
“We are not productive in this country ,all we do is sharing. We cannot stop corruption, when we are sharing and stealing our oil in bulk. You cannot steal oil in pocket, it is stolen by ships with the supervision of Naval Officers and government officials ” he stated .
He also described the so-called oil subsidy as an organized crime, where the powerful benefit alone.
The LP presidential candidate stated that Nigerian are not the people consuming the acclaimed subsidy but few in government officials and others.
“I want to remove the sharing habit among us and replace it with productivity to secure the future of Nigeria for the youths . We can change things in this country and we cannot continue in this ways. We most get involve to have a better Nigeria ” he said .
Speaking on behalf of the monarchs , Igwe Sunday Okafor of Okpuno, Awka South lamented that in the past those who had been President of the country prefer going for treatment abroad, noting that the cost of medical trips abroad have been a drain on the funds of the country.
According to him, Nigerians do not need such kind of President. Okafor noted that only God would chose who would be the next President of the country but expressed the wishes of the Traditional Rulers that God would chose Obi come February 25th general election.