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2023 Presidential election will be based on character, not entitlement –Peter Obi

The LP candidate also berated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his campaign mantra of 'emi lokan"

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has blasted the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over the ‘Emi Lokan’ (It Is My Turn) comment he made ahead of the party presidential primaries.

Speaking in a trending video, Obi was seen mocking the leadership of the party, saying they were going about saying ‘IT IS THEIR TURN’ to become president of Nigeria as if it’s an entitlement.

According to Obi, the 2023 general elections will be based on the character that the citizens can trust and not on a race of entitlement as some people have clearly stated earlier.

He said, “It’s our turn, but the people that is their turn now, do they have uninterrupted electricity? But it’s their turn, so it is not about turn, it’s about connection.

“There are about 18 of us contesting for president. What I want you to do is not to say this is my man. Listen to the eighteen of us.

“Not through a proxy, nobody should send anybody to come and tell you, they have to come physically, that’s if they are fit enough.

“And they will stand the way I am standing now to tell you what they want to do. That’s what we want to do.

“That’s how elections are all over the world. You listen to Biden, listen to Bush, you listen to Obama. That’s how it is run everywhere.

“It is only in Nigeria that some people are running around and some people are sitting down. And they tell you that is why it’s their entitlement. It’s my turn, it is not going to be.

“2023 election is going to be about the character we can trust. About competence, capacity and commitment to start building a better Nigeria.”



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