The previous Anambra State Governor gave the recommendation on Thursday, January 12, 20223, whereas talking at an interactive session with the College of Nigeria’s Enterprise Faculty.
The occasion, held in Nsukka, Enugu State, was a continuation of his nationwide campaigns forward of the February 25 presidential election.
Obi mentioned Nigeria is at the moment on her knees and that solely a wholesome and sound-minded particular person ought to be entrusted with the accountability of steering the affairs of the nation after President Muhammadu Buhari‘s tenure.
He additional acknowledged that character and belief are the 2 cardinal attributes the citizens ought to look out for earlier than recruiting leaders who will steer the nation’s ship within the subsequent 4 years.
Obi’s phrases: “This nation is sick and shouldn’t be handed over to a sick particular person. I’m not saying that anybody is sick. We’ve got been right here for over two hours, we don’t need individuals who can’t stand for half-hour.
“In the US throughout elections, they go for debates. Someone as soon as requested Barack Obama questions that had been private and he answered. However right here in Nigeria, anyone needs to contest elections, we don’t know his actual age, we don’t know his title, we don’t know the colleges he attended. No person is aware of his actual id and he’s pushing to guide all people.
“My title is Peter Obi. I can say I went to Christ The King Faculty, went to College of Nigeria, Nsukka. Each the VC as we speak, the DVC as we speak, had been my schoolmates. We got here to school the identical 12 months and left the identical 12 months. The individuals I went to highschool with, I can see them right here as we speak, my seniors and my juniors. How come we now have individuals who should not have classmates? This is essential.
“Afe Babalola as soon as instructed me he by no means had the chance of going to a proper faculty. There may be nothing incorrect with that. There are such a lot of individuals who have completed nicely in life and by no means went to formal faculty.”
Obi speaks on corruption: The Labour Occasion presidential flag-bearer mentioned Nigerians ought to study the previous information of service of each candidate to know the way they deployed sources accessible to them.
He mentioned, “When you say you’ll struggle corruption, let’s go to the street you’ve gotten handed and see what’s remaining there after you left,” stressing that “this 12 months’s election should be based mostly on competence because it requires bodily and psychological power. It’s not a retirement job.”
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