Vote for me based on competence, not ethnicity – Peter Obi


Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, Mr Peter Obi has asked Nigerians to vote for him based on competence and not on ethnic or entitlement sentiments.

Obi who spoke during the Presidential Town Hall series organized by Arise TV on Sunday, said that Nigerians should vote for him because he has the capacity to take the country out of its current predicament.

The former Anambra State governor said that it is nobody’s turn, adding that rather, it is the turn of the youth and the women.

He, therefore, asked Nigerians not to vote for Peter Obi “because he is from the South East, he is a Christian, an Igbo man, or it is his turn.

“I want you to vote for Peter Obi because I am qualified. Because I am competent. I know what I can do to put this country out of the brink.”

On the Abuja-Kaduna train attack and other security challenges Nigerians are faced with, Obi said it was a failure of intelligence and proactiveness on the part of the government.

According to him, there was a failure of the intelligence processor before the Abuja-Kaduna train incident happened.

He noted that from information available, there were already indications of insecurity within that rail corridor, as well as previous attempts and intelligence that were ignored.

He added that there was a failure of processing and giving due attention to intelligence which he would have promptly dealt with to avert the tragedy.