I’m not desperate to be President – Peter Obi

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Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general election, emphasized that his goal was for Nigeria to prosper rather than an obsession with becoming President.

He made these remarks upon receiving the LEADERSHIP Politician of the Year 2023 award at the annual LEADERSHIP Conference and Awards in Abuja on Tuesday.

Peter Obi expressed disappointment that Ukraine, in the midst of conflict, was providing aid to Nigeria when just Niger State alone could potentially feed all of Africa.

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“For me, this award, I am grateful to the almighty God. If I have the opportunity, I will give my all to the country.

“I am not desperate to be president, I am desperate to make Nigeria work,” Obi stated, while adding that young Nigerians should be productively engaged in order to eliminate poverty and crime.

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“We have no reasons to be poor. Poverty should never be part of our lives especially in the North,” Obi said, adding that with over 7,442,00 square meters of land, Nigeria can feed Africa.

“Ukraine has no reason to give us grain. Niger State can feed Nigeria, Africa with over 73, 000 square meters of land.

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“The two biggest states in the North-East, Borno with over 70,000 square metres of land and Taraba, are four times the size of Belgium that is exporting food. There is so much we can do in the country if we have the right leadership.

“The more you remove people out of poverty, the more you have less criminals,” Obi asserted.

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