The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has said everyone will not support his presidential ambition, as there will be danger if everybody begins to support him.
Obi stated this in Enugu shortly after signing the condolence register of late President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor, at the National Secretariat of Ohanaeze.
He did, however, point out that those who had contributed to Nigeria and Nigerians’ current sociopolitical and economic issues were not behind him. Obi debunked the idea that some politicians in the South-East were not behind him.
He said, “What is happening is that some people have different opinions, everybody should not support me and everybody will not support me. In fact, if everybody supports me, there is danger. Some will disagree.
“Some people have a structure that has brought us to this juncture where we produce 133 million people who are poor; where our primary health care has collapsed; where we have 20 million out-of-school children; where we have almost 40 per cent unemployment, with 60 per cent youth unemployment, and where we have the highest youth job prevent in the world.
“So, they will not support me but I urge all of us to remember that we need to build a new Nigeria. Nobody is against me, what people have is different opinion which is allowed in a democratic dispensation,” he said.
The former governor of Anambra State, who was the first to sign Obiozor’s register of condolences at the secretariat, paid the late Ohanaeze leader glowing tributes, noting that because of his contributions to the development of the Igbo nation, his passing had left every Igbo person feeling a sense of loss.
He said, “I feel very sad that he died this very trying time of our nation. If you know Prof Obiozor and his contributions over the years to our country, Nigeria and to the South-East, you will know that every Igbo person feels a sense of loss but we cannot question God.”