Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi says the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria is not about anybody’s turn.
“We will do this retreat now; after the election, we will do another one. Next year’s elections will not be based on ethnicity,” Obi said in Abuja on Monday at the opening of the Labour Party’s retreat.
“It will not be by turn, it is nobody’s turn. It must not be by connection. Next year’s election must be based on character and trust; it must be based on competence.”
“We have had it before; it would not be on religion. There is no place where Christians buy things cheaper; there is no place where Muslims buy things cheaper.”
His comment, though not directed at anyone, appears to be a jibe at the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
The former Lagos State governor had in June narrated how he helped President Muhammadu Buhari succeed in his bid to lead Nigeria, noting that he deserves the country’s number one seat.
Tinubu had used the phrase “Èmi Lọ Kàn” – a Yoruba term meaning, “I’m the next” in a press conference in Ogun State where he affirmed his quest to lead Nigeria.