2023 Elections Not About Tribe, Religion, But Competence- Peter Obi
The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi, has said the 2023 Presidential election is not about tribe or religion but mainly on who has the capacity and capability to govern well.
Obi, who was speaking at the Nigeria Guild of Editors Forum in Lagos, Monday said the coming election is not about it is my turn, but the turn of Nigerians to decide who to govern them and govern them well.
“Next year’s election will be based on competence, capability, huge mental and physical energy .It is not about religion. Muslims are not buying bread cheaper than the Christians.
“I am contesting election as a Nigerian but not as an Igbo man. Let Nigerians scrutinise all of us who are candidates. Nigeria is looking for somebody who will not steal money, a competent person. Scrutinise all of us and say you can trust this one,” he said.
Obi said Nigeria should move from a consumption nation to a production country.
He said the foundation of Nigeria’s failure is that it is not a productive country.
He said: “What we do is that in Nigeria what we do is only about sharing resources. We need to change that sharing formula to productive formula”.
On what he would do if elected, Obi said the first thing to be done as a country is to establish foundation to feed itself.
He said what is required to improve the fortune of the country is good leadership, saying that he is ready to provide that good leadership.
” All it is required is good leadership, a leadership that can drive the process and I can do that”, he said.
Speaking earlier while delivering his welcome address, the Nigeria Guild of Editors Forum, Mustapha Isah urged the presidential candidates to ensure that there campaigns are issue-based and less of mudslinging.
He said the Guild of Editors Forum is a platform for the candidates to tell Nigerians what they have in stock for them.