The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has asked Nigerians to reject any presidential candidates that is speaking through proxies instead of addressing them directly.
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The former Anambra governor, who stated this while addressing Nigerians in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, said let anyone who wants to be president speak to them directly because he is the one they would hold responsible when elected.
The Peter Obi Support Network Media Group also quoted the LP candidate calling on Nigerians to carry out background checks on all the candidates to determine if they know what the country need.
He said, “When you listen to us, go and check our background, this is not a time for somebody to show us his qualifications, I live in Nigeria, and I know Nigeria and what Nigerians need. I am not a stranger to Nigerian problems,” the group quoted Obi as saying.
“I am a trader, but I have the privilege to go to some of the best of schools like Oxford, Cambridge, and other Ivy League institutions, but I always say to people that educational qualification is not the same as integrity.
“Listen to all the presidential candidates, not through proxy. Let anyone who wants to be your president come forward himself and speak to you directly because he is the one you will hold responsible for whatever happens to Nigeria under his care.
“This campaign is not a campaign you are going to speak through somebody. That person needs to come and directly tell us what he is going to do for our country, and we must take note of whatever he says and hold him by his words.
“We also don’t want one that would be carried to this place in a wheelchair, but must consider his capacity, competence, integrity and commitment.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Peter Obi said Nigeria needs a competent leader who would deliver it from its current mess which was caused by leadership failure over the years.