2023: Don’t Hand Over a Sick Country to a Sick Person, Says Peter Obi

Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has advised Nigerians not to hand the country over to a “sick person.”

Obi, a former governor of Anambra state made the comment on Thursday, January 12 while interacting with students and stakeholders at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Business School in Enugu.

The Cable newspaper quoted him as saying: “This country is sick and should not be handed over to a sick person. I am not saying that anyone is sick. We have been here for over two hours; we don’t want people who can’t stand for 30 minutes.

“In the United States, during election, they go for debates. Somebody once asked Barack Obama questions that are personal and he answered.

“But here in Nigeria, somebody wants to contest election, we don’t know his real age; we don’t know his name; we don’t know the schools he attended. Nobody knows his real identity and he is pushing to lead everybody.

“My name is Peter Obi. I can say I went to CKC, went to University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Both the VC today, the DVC today, these are my school mates. We came into university the same year and left the same year.

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“The people I went to school, I can see them here today — my seniors and my juniors. How come we now have people who do not have classmates? This is very important.

“This year’s election must be based on competence as it requires physical and mental energy, not a retirement job.”


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