”2023 elections will go beyond connections, tribe or religion” – Peter Obi

Against the backdrop of his appearance at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday, Peter Obi, presidential standard-bearer of the Labour Party, has maintained that “the 2023 elections will go beyond connections, tribe or religion”.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that also present at the event were Obi’s opponents, Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party, PDP), and Kashim Shettima, the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

With his focus on next year’s poll, the former Anambra State governor stated that what will matter to electorates are “competence, character, and commitment to deliver on the dividends of true democracy”.

“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,” Obi said in a statement.

“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 center on competence, character and commitment to deliver on the dividends of true democracy.”

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