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Nigeria’s presidency not for retirement benefits – Peter Obi

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The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, said that Nigeria’s presidential seat is not for retirement benefits.

Obi stated this on Tuesday at a town hall meeting with the members of the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council in Awka.

He cautioned Nigerians against electing the wrong person as president on February 25.

The former Anambra State governor blamed the problems of insecurity, inflation, unemployment, and others on the consumption nature of the economy.

The LP candidate explained that if Nigeria would leapfrog from consumption to production, most of the inherent problems would reduce.

He stressed the need for the country to take advantage of its agricultural potential to tackle unemployment.

Obi urged the traditional rulers to support the emergence of credible political leaders.

He said: “Sitting on the fence during the 2023 elections might be costly for the country politically.

“I know that the constitution requires that the traditional rulers should not play partisan politics, but when bad leaders are elected it affects you adversely like others.

“For this, you must get involved in a manner that you would not be seen, but your actions felt,” he said.

Obi noted that Nigeria is the only crude oil producing nation that the ongoing Russian/Ukrainian war has not improved its economy.

HRH Igwe Sunday Okafor of Okpuno Community, Awka North Local Government Area, Anambra said the royal fathers were happy with the wave being made by Obi.

“We are happy that your candidacy today is trailed by news of your competency, capability and capacity to man the presidency of Nigeria.

“The news around your aspiration is that you represents hope for a new Nigeria and not that you came from the South-East and we are happy for that,” Okafor said.

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