Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, has said that there will be danger if all Nigerians support his presidential bid.
Obi, however, stated that those who led the country to its present economic and socio-economic woes were the ones against his ambition.
He said this in Enugu, the Enugu State capital shortly after he signed the condolence register of the late President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, at the National Secretariat of Ohanaeze, Punch reports.
Obi said, “What is happening is that some people have different opinions, everybody should not support me and everybody will not support me. In fact, if everybody supports me, there is danger. Some will disagree.
“Some people have a structure that has brought us to this juncture where we produce 133 million people who are poor; where our primary health care has collapsed; where we have 20 million out-of-school children; where we have almost 40 per cent unemployment, with 60 per cent youth unemployment, and where we have the highest youth job prevent in the world.
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“So, they will not support me but I urge all of us to remember that we need to build a new Nigeria. Nobody is against me, what people have is a different opinion which is allowed in a democratic dispensation.”
Commenting on the personality of the deceased Ohanaeze leader, the former governor of Anambra State who is the first to sign Obiozor’s condolence register at the secretariat, said his death was a loss to every Igbo person owing to his contributions to the progress of the Igbo nation.
He said, “I feel very sad that he died at this very trying time of our nation. If you know Prof Obiozor and his contributions over the years to our country, Nigeria, and to the South-East, you will know that every Igbo person feels a sense of loss but we cannot question God.”
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