2023: Address insecurity, leave ‘Igbo presidency’ – Peter Obi

Obinwannem News 2023: Address insecurity, leave 'Igbo presidency' - Peter Obi

Former governor of Anambra State and 2019 presidential running mate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has advised those clamoring for 2023 presidency to forget it for now, and address the security challenges.

Speaking in an interview with Vanguard on Sunday, he gave his stance on the theory of ‘Igbo presidency’ come 2023.

He said, “Well, I am one of those who said it at the beginning, let’s deal with the issues at hand and leave 2023 alone. There is crisis in the country today; you and I are not safe. Whenever I leave my house to travel, my children are afraid, they want to know where I am going to. My wife is afraid they’re not used to that. I am afraid myself. Nobody is safe any longer. I live in the village. I go round to see people who are not sure where their next meal will come from”.

He, however, admonished leaders across political parties to “begin to think differently and forget who will become the next president for the safety of our children future”.

“Let’s deal with the issue of where we are today; where we are celebrating criminality. The only people who are celebrated in this country are criminals, not honest people who mean well,” he added.

More so, he stated that the vaccination of Nigerians was costing much on the government.

“A lot of people argued that our health situation was precarious before; it has been made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic, they are right.

“They said that Covid-19 made it worst, but it is for those who have underlining conditions. We are like a people who were already sick and got a little fever. That notwithstanding, we are not even saying ‘OK,’ this situation has almost brought out the worst in us; shown us that we have not done the right thing. We must start doing what is right thing today. I am a politician I can be classified as one of the leaders in Nigeria. But, everyday I go around, I don’t see people showing responsibility on how to deal with this issues.”

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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