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General News of Tuesday, 17 January 2023


Chatham House Appearance: LP Spokesman Kenneth Okonkwo hails 'stingy' Peter Obi

A collage of Kenneth Okonkwo and Peter Obi A collage of Kenneth Okonkwo and Peter Obi

The spokesman for the Labour Party, Kenneth Okonkwo says Peter Obi's appearance at Chatham House in the United Kingdom on Monday projected Nigeria as a pride of the black race and the giant of Africa.

Okonkwo made this known when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme hours after his principal appeared at the world-leading policy institute and think-tank forum to discuss his plans for Nigeria.

Okonkwo stressed that unlike Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress who shared questions addressed to him at the gathering, Obi was so “stingy” that he refused to “share” answers to questions directed to him during the appearance.

“His (Obi’s) appearance today (Monday) at Chatham House is not just an appearance that will further Labour Party or further his candidacy but his appearance has projected Nigeria as a pride of the black race, has projected Nigeria for what it is; the giant of Africa,” Okonkwo stated.

“I’m so proud of my principal who was so stingy that he went to Chatham House and refuse to share questions; he was answering the questions, in contradiction to the generous APC candidate who went there and shared the questions for other people to answer.”

The LP presidential candidate during the appearance vowed to end oil theft, ease ethnic tension caused by injustice and non-inclusion, increase Nigeria’s electricity generation and distribution capacity, end secessionist agitation through efficient dialogue and inclusion, service Nigeria’s mounting debt, solve youth unemployment, ensure no single Nigerian remains in Internally Displaced Persons’ camp, amongst others.