Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
IRREPRESSIBLE Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Nigeria, Peter Obi, has charged his teeming followers to vote for governorship candidates who have character, competence and capacity across party lines.
He gave the charge while featuring on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning in Lagos.
Stonix News reports that the second phase of the 2023 general elections continue and end on Saturday March 18 with the Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
“Watch for character, competence and capacity of candidates.
“Dont vote blindly. We have some states where we have competent candidates. We have in Lagos, Abia, Kaduna, Plateau, Delta and Abia states among others.
“We’re saying ‘obidents’ should vote for them. Vote where we have competent people that can do the job. Make sure the right things are done,” he charged.
When asked what immediate change he wanted done ahead as regards the electoral process, Obi wondered why simple things become so difficult to accomplish in Nigeria.
He harped on the need to set the country on the path of the Rule of Law in guiding how the country is run, adding that how “we can spend less INEC budget and yet achieve better results,” should be uppermost.
On whether he will accept to participate in the proposed Government of National Unity by President-Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Obi said he was more concerned about the process that brought in the so-called winner.
He said he would be shocked if the country carried on with a new government as if no infractions had happened, saying that’d suggest that criminality has come to stay in the country.
“I want to see that the process is right. It’s more fundamental. Let’s challenge the process and interrogate the process before talking of national unity.
“Until things are done rightly, we must not encourage what we should not encourage. Let’s give non-indigenes a sense of belonging wherever they live.
“In Lagos, indigenes voted more for me than non-indigenes.
“I’ll be shocked if this country goes on like this after what has happened during the last election.
“It’ll mean Nigeria is a country of criminality. And that’ll be sad,” he enthused.