Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president, said on Tuesday that Nigeria needs to review its method for choosing presidents to ensure that only qualified people are elected.
Obi made this statement on his Twitter page, thanking the Nigerian Bar Association for having him attend their annual general meeting on Monday.
Obi reiterated the comments he stated during the occasion, saying that the election in 2023 will be more important than kinship and religion.
The former governor of Anambra State said, “It was a distinct honour and privilege to address the Nigerian Bar Association at their Annual General Conference yesterday,” along with a photo of himself at the occasion.
“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 center on competence, character and commitment to deliver on the dividends of true democracy.”