The Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has said that the general elections in 2023 will go beyond relationships, tribe, or religion as political parties work diligently to develop campaign platforms and manifestos that will begin next month.
When summarising his remarks at the Nigeria Bar Association Annual General Conference (NBA-AGC) held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos state, Obi said this on his verified Twitter feed on Tuesday.
At the colloquium on Monday were Senator Kashim Shettima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Borno state governor Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), currently running for president.
Speaking about his delivered speech, Obi reiterated that the country needs “true, visionary and diligent leadership to transit from its present state of failure and stagnation to growth and development” and insisted that “we must strive for a leadership imbued with competence, capacity, credibility and commitment.”
The former Anambra state governor tweeted: “It was a distinct honour and privilege to address the Nigerian Bar Association at their Annual General Conference yesterday. The warm reception was gratifying and deeply appreciated.
“To recap what I said, Nigeria needs true, visionary and diligent leadership to transit from its present state of failure and stagnation to growth and development.
“Now that our nation is exhibiting the characteristics of a fragile and failed state, we must re-evaluate our leadership selection process to ensure that only diligent and committed leaders are voted into power so that we can begin to rescue this nation urgently.
“We must strive for a leadership imbued with competence, capacity, credibility and commitment.
“I maintain that the elections in 2023 will go beyond connections, tribe or religion, but centre on competence, character and commitment to deliver on the dividends of true democracy.”