Election Next Year Must Not Be Based On Turn, But On Competence – Peter Obi

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has said next year’s election must not be based on turn but on competence, capacity and commitment to start turning around Nigeria.

Obi, who spoke at the Labour Party’s ongoing leadership in Abuja, said, “Election next year must not be based on religion or ethnicity. It must not be based in connection. It must not based on turn. It is nobody’s turn. Election next year must be based on competence, capacity and commitment to start turning around Nigeria.”

He unveiled the LP’s portal and free membership cards for those who want to join or support the party, stressing that people must not borrow to contest elections in Nigeria.

On the current strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Obi had this to say:

“The reason for which ASUU is on strike did not start today. They have actually been on strike severally for this same issue since 2009. I remember they were on strike for this same issue while I was a governor and the money they were asking for was just about N1.3 trillion. You mean Nigerian government cannot afford N1.3 trillion to give ASUU for the past 12 years?”

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