Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s candidate in the 2019 presidential election, has expressed his confidence in becoming Nigeria’s president, despite the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as President-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a book launch event in Awka, Anambra State, Obi said he was not in a hurry to become the president, but he must become one, whether today or tomorrow. Obi added that his focus was more on the process that brings leaders to office, and not who the leader is.
“Anyone who thinks I am on a transit is wasting his time. Let me tell you, I must be the president of this country. I am sure of that. If it is not today, it must be tomorrow,” Mr Obi said.
- Peter Obi remains confident that he will become the president of Nigeria in the future, whether today or tomorrow, despite not winning the presidential election in 2019.
- Obi is not in a hurry to become president, but he is optimistic about the future.
- The focus of Obi is more on the process that brings leaders to office, rather than who the leader is.
Obi went further to say that Nigeria faces the challenge of hunger in the years to come, with Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe being the most affected states. He stated that he was committed to doing the right thing and would not give people money to do the wrong thing.
He also expressed his desire to correct the process of leadership in Nigeria. The book launching event was a fundraiser to support Obi’s litigation matter before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).