The former Governor of Anambra State gave the advice on Thursday, January 12, 20223, while speaking in an interactive session with the University of Nigeria Business School.
The event, held in Nsukka, Enugu state, was a continuation of their national campaigns ahead of the February 25 presidential election.
Obi He said that Nigeria is currently on its knees and only a sane and sane person should be entrusted with the responsibility of running the affairs of the country after President Muhammadu Buharipossession of .
He further said that character and confidence are the two cardinal attributes that the electorate must take into account before recruiting leaders who will steer the country’s ship in the next four years.
Obi’s words: “This country is sick and should not be handed over to a sick person. I’m not saying anyone is sick. We’ve been here for more than two hours, we don’t want people who can’t last 30 minutes.
“In the United States during the elections, they go to the debates. Someone once asked Barack Obama personal questions and he answered. But here in Nigeria, someone wants to participate in the elections, we don’t know his real age, we don’t know his name, we don’t know the schools he attended. No one knows his true identity and he is pushing to lead everyone.
“My name is Peter Obi. I can say that I went to Christ The King College, I went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Both the VC today, the DVC today, were my schoolmates. We arrived at the university the same year and left the same year. The people I went to school with, I can see here today, my seniors and juniors. How come we now have people who don’t have classmates? This is very important.
“Afe Babalola once told me that he never had the opportunity to go to a formal school. There is nothing wrong in it. There are so many people who have done well in life and never went to formal school.”
Obi talks about corruption: The Labor Party’s presidential standard-bearer said Nigerians should examine each candidate’s past service records to learn how they deployed the resources available to them.
He said, “If you say you will fight corruption, let’s go to the road you’ve been through and see what’s left there after you’re gone.” highlighting that “This year’s choice should be based on competition as it requires physical and mental energy. It’s not a retirement job.”