As the Presidential Candidate for the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi urges citizens to elect leaders who are both mentally and physically equipped to guide our nation through its current challenges.
With a country in need of healing, it is crucial that we elect leaders who are capable of providing the necessary leadership and guidance.
He made the statement on Thursday, during an interactive session with students at the University of Nigeria, Nsuka Business School in Enugu, appealing for change in leadership.
During his interaction, Obi made a subtle reference to the Presidential nominee of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, stating, “In the United States, candidates participate in debates where even personal questions are asked and answered, like in the case of Barack Obama.
“In Nigeria, it’s concerning when someone wants to run for office and their background is unknown. We don’t know their true age, their name, or the schools they attended. It’s crucial that we know the real identity of those who are seeking to lead us.
My name is Peter Obi, and I can say that I went to CKC and the University of Nigeria Nsukka. I can point to my schoolmates, including the current Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor, as we attended the university at the same time. It’s important that those who wish to lead us have a transparent background and are people we can trust.”
The LP candidate stated that a person of integrity does not pretend to be someone they are not and is always transparent about themselves.
As an example, he referenced the legal expert and founder of Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti, whom he praised as a truly upright Nigerian who is not ashamed of his background.
The candidate went on to say that there is nothing wrong with not having a formal education and that the country needs leaders who are both physically and mentally capable, as the job is not meant for retirement.
He also emphasized that the upcoming election should be based on competence and urged voters to assess candidates based on their track record in fighting corruption.
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