The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said the 2023 presidential election is nobody’s turn and must not be by connection.
The Obi stated this on Monday while speaking at the Labour Party Leadership Retreat in Abuja.
The former Anambra State governor said next year’s Presidential election is nobody’s turn because it won’t be based on ethnicity or religion.
He promised to ensure that ideas generated at the retreat are followed to the latter by signing a performance agreement with the Nigerian Labour Congress to
Obi insisted that since there was no place where Christians or Muslims buy things cheaper, Yoruba or Hausa have free light than others in the country. Therefore, the coming election is about character and competence, not anybody’s turn.
He said “We will do this retreat now, after election we will do another one, election next year will not be based on ethnicity, we have had it before, it would not be on religion.
“There is no place that Christians buy things cheaper, there is no place that Muslims buy things cheaper. It will not be by my turn, it is nobody’s turn. It must not be by connection. Election next year must be based on character and trust, it must be based on competence.”
He added, “If a leader is not stealing, and the family around him are not stealing we will reduce corruption by 70 percent. I was Governor for eight years, there is no where money is missing.
“I am in this retreat to listen, let us put it in writing when we succeed, you must be around to say this is what we have agreed on. Even if we don’t achieve 100 percent, we must have made sacrifices.”