The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has said the 2023 general election is not about anybody’s turn.
He stated this at the party’s retreat in Abuja, adding that the exercise should be based on “competence”.
“We will do this retreat now; after the election, we will do another. Next year’s elections will not be based on ethnicity,” the former Anambra State governor said on Monday.
“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 something cheaper.
“It will not be by 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.”
Despite being anonymous, his remark seemed to poke fun at Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate.
In June, the former governor of Lagos State described how he had assisted President Muhammadu Buhari in winning the presidency of Nigeria, saying that Buhari deserved to be in that position.
When he announced his intention to lead Nigeria at a press conference in Ogun State, Tinubu used the Yoruba phrase “mi L Kàn,” which means “I’m the next.”