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General News of Thursday, 19 January 2023


Former UK ambassador to Nigeria praises Peter Obi for his performance at Chatham House

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A former UK High commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright has applauded Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party following his performance at Chatham House, London.

During Obi’s interview, he highlighted some things he would tackle if he emerge as the nation’s president. The former Anambra Governor hinted that he would address the high level of poverty in the country among others.

According to Arkwright who took to his Twitter page to express his admiration for the LP flagbearer, Peter Obi’s passion for the country was glaring.

The past envoy’s remark has since brought out some reactions from some Nigerians.

AkinAdejola questioned the former diplomat if he would vote for Obi if he was running for the UK PM position.

"If he was running for PM in the UK, with the questions asked and answers given, will you be voting for him? no new ideas, no new innovations or even new reforms. most of his answers were stolen from other candidates or what the current government already done. He's empty at best."

Ugochukwu @kizzmath also asked: "I know you as an upright man who speaks against corruption with a high moral standard for himself. What would you say about Peter Obi investment of state funds in a company NEXT has a major interest in it?"

Signor Davia @mrbiglonaire "I'm glad you said "practical solutions" explained in simple terms. Not one presidential candidate whose policies and plans reads like is written."

Duke Babington @RICHdimkpa "Loved your excellent question on the way forward for countries who are less than enthusiastic about investing in Nigeria at this time. It enabled HE Peter Obi expand more on what his administration would do practically to make Nigeria more attractive to potential investors."

Nathan the 4th "Your question was my favourite for the day. Most of those asked today were questions PO have answered on several occasions. We need to start talking foreign investments and a friendly place to do business. We have the population for any business to thrive."