We Can’t Entrust Sick Country To Sick Men – Peter Obi Cautions


BY ONYEKACHUKWU IBEZIM – Amid the brickbats between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the health status of their Standard flag bearers in this year’s elections, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has cautioned Nigerians to avoid voting for any sick individual as Nigeria’s next president.

Speaking in an interactive session with the Business School students and officials at his alma mater, the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka in Enugu State on Thursday, Obi said allowing any sick person to emerge as president in the forthcoming presidential poll would be a great disservice to the country.

He described Nigeria as a sick country that can only recover and enjoy restored health if no sick person is voted and elected as its president in the February 25 presidential election, adding that any presidential candidate who cannot stand for 30 minutes or more should not enjoy the support of Nigerians as the next president come May 29, 2023.

The LP flag bearer candidate said Nigerians should look out for character and trust in the 2023 general election to avoid plunging the country into “further mess”, adding; “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 elections, they go for debates; somebody once asked Barack Obama questions that are personal and he answered.

“But here in Nigeria, somebody wants to contest an 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.”

Stating his claims to the fact that there are no ambiguities about his person or background, the former Anambra governor said; “My name is Peter Obi, I can say I went to CKC; and went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Both the VC today, and the DVC today, are my schoolmates. We came to university the same year and left the same year.”

“The people I went to school with, 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”.

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