Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour party, advised Nigerians to accept any political donations made to them.
He issued a warning against being duped by religious or ethnic sentiment.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has warned Nigerians not to allow politicians to deceive them with religious or tribal sentiments in the 2023 polls.
Obi stated this during his courtesy visit to the palace of the Ooni of Ife on Tuesday.
He appealed to Nigerians to elect the next president based on capacity, competence and commitment to national development.
“Don’t look at tribe or religion. It’s what we, the politicians, the elites, use to deceive you. Don’t look at our religion. Let nobody tell you it’s his entitlement. It’s nobody’s turn; it’s Nigerians’ turn. It’s the turn of the Nigerian youths. Nobody will take anything from them this time! Nobody is entitled to it. And don’t say it’s their money. It’s your money they are giving you. If I bring money, take it,” Obi said.
“It’s your entitlement. Nobody is entitled to take it from you. If they give you money, take it. They are only paying part of their debt.
“This is a movement for the youth to take back their country. I set up a movement that would go a long way to reveal how things are going wrong in the country.”
Obi said it was unacceptable for the country not to be able to produce food for the people despite abundant human and mineral resources.