- 2023Elections: Kebbi Governor Loses Senate Seat To PDP Candidate - February 28, 2023
- 2023Elections: LP Candidate Beats Abia Deputy Speaker To Reps Seat - February 28, 2023
- Gov Ishaku Loses Senatorial Election To APC Candidate - February 28, 2023
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has cautioned Nigerians not to hand over the country to a sick person.
Obi stated this on Thursday when while interacting with students and stakeholders at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Business School in Enugu, during his presidential campaign in the state.
The LP presidential candidate also frowned at the decision of some aspirants to shun presidential debates, noting that character and competence are key considerations that should be used to evaluate candidates.
He said, “This country is sick and should not be handed over to a sick person. I am not saying that anyone is sick. We have been here for over two hours; we don’t want people who can’t stand for 30 minutes.
“In the United States, during election, they go for debates. Somebody once asked Barack Obama questions that are personal and he answered. But here in Nigeria, somebody wants to contest election, we don’t know his real age; we don’t know his name; we don’t know the schools he attended. Nobody knows his real identity and he is pushing to lead everybody.
“My name is Peter Obi. I can say I went to CKC, went to University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Both the VC today, the DVC today, these are my school mates. We came into university the same year and left the same year.
“The people I went to school [with], I can see them here today — my seniors and my juniors. How come we now have people who do not have classmates? This is very important.
“If you said you will fight corruption, let’s go to the road you have passed and see what is remaining there after you left. This year’s election must be based on competence as it requires physical and mental energy, not a retirement job.”
Obi’s comment follows concerns over the health status of Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, presidential flagbearers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively.