The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, says the forthcoming 2023 elections will not be about connections or entitlement, but about competence and commitment.
Gossipwide reports that he made the statement on Monday, August 22nd at the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association at the Eko Hotels
The meeting themed “BOLD Transitions” was expected to hold between August 19 to 26, but the opening ceremony is happening today.
Obi said, “Remember, the election we are going to have next year will not be about tribe, not religion, not connection, not entitlement, but about character, competence, capacity, and commitment to deliver.”
Also in attendance is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Kashim Shettima, who represented the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu.
It may be recalled that the APC candidate had stated before his party’s primaries that he is running for presidency because it is his turn to govern.
In other news, Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Femi Kuti, has revealed what happened when presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP) Peter Obi, visited him at the Afrika Shrine in Lagos.
Recall that Femi received heavy backlash from social media trolls after he likened becoming a part of the Obidient movement to being a zombie.
Following he attacks, Obi cautioned his supporters to stop harassing Kuti on the internet. He then paid a courtesy visit to the musician during the week and stressed the need for issue-based campaigns.
Speaking in an interview with The Punch about what was discussed at the meeting, Femi said he shared ideas with Peter Obi on how to make the country better.
He, however, added that he could not disclose more than that because it was a private discussion, and it would not be right.
Femi said; “I really don’t want to talk about what I discussed with Peter Obi. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, also visited me and I did not reveal what we discussed. Some people even said Osinbajo gave me money. And, I told him to tell the world if he indeed he gave me money, and he said he did not. Even at that, some people chose not to believe us. That shows that some people already have their minds made up regardless of the facts on the ground.
“If I tell you about my discussion with Obi, I feel that will not be right. But, if he comes out to say something different from what actually transpired, I would then have to talk, at least to set the records straight. However, I can give you the periphery of our discussion. We talked about how bad Nigeria is, and I gave him some ideas on what I felt needed to be done to put the country on the right path of development.”