Former Anambra state governor and Presidential hopeful, Peter Obi has revealed that even though he wants to see Nigeria work, he’s not desperate to become the president.
The former governor stated this on Friday during an interview with Channels Television, a few hours after joining Labour Party to pursue his presidential ambition.
He was speaking on why he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the party’s primary election on Saturday (today).
KanyiDaily recalls that in his resignation letter, Obi said the recent developments within the PDP make it practically impossible to continue participating and making such constructive contributions.
Reacting to the claim that he left the PDP because he cannot win the primary, the former governor said he’s not desperate to be president, stressing that he’s only desperate to see Nigeria work for the teeming youths across the country.
Obi said, “I’m not desperate to be president. I’m desperate to see Nigeria work, especially for the youths of this country.”
Asked if the PDP is not the right vehicle for him to achieve his goal, Obi said he moved to a party with a process that aligns with his interests.
“Like I have said, I have left. I have moved on to where I think the process might allow me. It is not about winning or losing,” he said.
“I will rather lose doing the right thing than win doing the wrong thing. My politics have been consistent in character and integrity throughout the time I started. You can go and check.
“This is not the first time I left PDP. In 2002, when I started politics, I was a member of PDP. I went to one meeting and I wanted to contribute and some of the people said I can’t contribute. I quietly left and went to APGA, campaigned and won the election.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Peter Obi’s Director-General, Doyin Okupe had debunked speculations that his principal will join the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) led by former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.