2023 Elections : Obi Urges Nigerians to do a background check of candidates

Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to do a background check on of candidates so as not to put the country on another journey of pains and agony.

Obi disclosed while meeting with PDP leaders and elders in Ogun state, led by the party Chairman, Sikirulai Ogundele at the party's secretariat in Abeokuta, the state capital

He warned Nigerians to put the future of their children into consideration before electing another president in the 2023 elections.

 Obi had in March 23rd formerly declared his interest to run the 2023 Presidential race when he met some traditional rulers in Anambra state.

The former Anambra governor, while addressing the gathering, said the agony of North East and North West of Nigeria is more reason he is contesting for president. 

The Presidential hopeful who regretted  the spate of insecurity in the nation under the current administration argued that the narratives of banditry and terrorism in Nigeria is a cumulation of leadership failure.

His words"Do not look at money or what people are saying, let's change the country. I have seen the pains of people in the North East and North West. All these you hear is our elites and politics leaders conspiracy. Nigerians are one and they love each other. 

"There is agitation everywhere. We have banditry, terrorism, these are culmination of leadership failure in Nigeria. Our country never look into the future and the consequences are what we are seeing today Is a failure of not investing in the future. We must act now so that Nigeria will not collapse. 

"Our country has 33 percent of unemployment when you add underemployment, it's about 65 percent and 60 percent of these are youths. Our youths in their productive age are doing nothing. Today out country is owing retirees pensions and gratuities. We must change this situation. Our universities are closed, about 16 million students out of school, unemployment amongst our Youths is the highest in the world. 

"Think about the society your children will live, Anybody who comes here and say to you that he wants to be a President, ask, where was he 25 years ago and what has he done, where is he coming from, ask questions about his achievements in the past. Where have you work? which school did he go to, let us know how he manage public money that was given to him in past*. 

The party's Governorship candidate in the state, Ladi Adebutu, Described obi as a credible, outstanding and  responsible, whom he said is capable for the job.

 "Peter Obi is very credible, outstanding, responsible and outstanding Presidential aspirant. APC is clueless, Aimless. the Minister of communication is even tired of his lying.

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