I’m not in hurry to become president – Peter Obi

I’m not in hurry to become president – Peter Obi

The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has explained that he is not in a hurry to become the Nigerian president. He stated that he “must be” the president of Nigeria one day.

Mr Obi disclosed this in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Friday at the presentation of a book entitled: “Peter Obi: Many voices, one perspective,” according to a report by the Daily Trust newspaper.

Peter Obi said: ” Anyone who thinks I am on a transit is wasting his time. Let me tell you, I must be the president of this country. I am sure of that. If it is not today, it must be tomorrow.

“Other people who want to be, should come and tell us what they want to do, and how to do it. This is my country; I don’t have dual citizenship. If anyone thinks I am going to run away from Nigeria, they are lying,” Mr Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, said.

The LP candidate emphasised that he was not in a hurry to achieve the dream of becoming the country’s president and that he will not leave the country.

“I have three engagements in Anambra and Lagos today. I will be speaking in Lagos tonight. We will not leave Nigeria. I am not in a hurry to become the president, but I know it must happen,” he said.

“For three years I was in court in Anambra to reclaim my governorship (position), just to challenge the process. Many people tried to discourage me, but I said even if the entire four-year tenure elapsed for us to prove a point and correct the process, I will be fulfilled,” Mr Obi added.

Peter Obi of the Labour Party came third in the 2023 presidential election as Bola Tinubu, was declared winner of the presidential election by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission , Mahmood Yakubu, on 1 March.

The former Lagos State governor polled a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored a total of 6,984,520 votes. The LP candidate, Mr Obi got a total of 6,101,533 votes.

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