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General News of Friday, 13 January 2023


2023: Don’t vote for a sick man - Peter Obi advises Nigerians

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has advised Nigerians against voting for a sick man as president to govern a sick country like Nigeria.

He said this at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka while on his nationwide campaigns ahead of the February 25 presidential election.

Obi said: “This country is sick and should not be handed over to a sick person. I am not saying that anyone is sick.

"We have been here for over two hours, we don’t want people who can’t stand for 30 minutes.”

According to him, Nigerians should rather look out for character and trust as two main attributes in choosing the country's next president.

“In the United States during elections, they go for debates. Somebody once asked Barack Obama questions that were personal and he answered.

"But here in Nigeria, somebody wants to contest elections, we don’t know his real age, we don’t know his name, we don’t know the schools he attended. Nobody knows his real identity and he is pushing to lead everybody.

“My name is Peter Obi. I can say I went to Christ The King College, went to University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Both the VC today, the DVC today, were my schoolmates.

"We came to university the same year and left the same year. The people I went to school with, I can see them here today, my seniors and my juniors. How come we now have people who do not have classmates? This is very important”