The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, took a swipe at Bola Tinubu on Monday, September 12, while speaking at the Labour Party Leadership Retreat in Abuja.
Telescope.ng reports that Obi, in his statement, said the 2023 presidency is not based on ethnicity or religion, hence it is nobody’s turn.
Obi was apparently referring to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) whose slogan “Emi Lo Kan” meaning “It is my turn” has become popular.
The Labour Party’s candidate insisted that since there was no place where Christians or Muslims buy things cheaper, or Yoruba or Hausa have free light than others in the country, then the coming election is about character and competence and not anybody’s turn.
Obi said: “We will do this retreat now, after the election we will do another one. The election next year will not be based on ethnicity, we have had it before, and it would not be on religion.
“There is no place that Christians buy things cheaper, there is no place that Muslims buy things cheaper. It will not be my turn, it is nobody’s turn. It must not be by connection. The election next year must be based on character and trust, it must be based on competence.”
The Presidential candidate also stated that corruption is pervasive in Nigeria because leaders are involved.
He said: “If a leader is not stealing, and the family around him are not stealing we will reduce corruption by 70%. I was Governor for eight years, there is nowhere money is missing.