Labour Party (LP), presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on Nigerian voters to reject money bag politicians at the 2023 national elections.
“Moneybags have played a lot of roles but they brought us to poverty,” Obi said during a campaign in Ekiti State on Thursday.
Obi, who was reacting to a statement by a senior lawyer, Afe Babalola SAN, that the highest spender and not the best among the candidates will win the presidential election, asked Nigerians to elect quality leaders who will bring about the desired change in the country.
“It is time to reject them (money bags). I am pleading for Nigerians to reject them because they cannot continue. If they continue, we are going to be impoverished,” Obi said.
The former Anambra State governor also asked Nigerians to shun ethnic and religious sentiments in voting during the forthcoming presidential election.
He described himself as the most qualified of the 18 candidates for the presidency of Nigeria.
Obi’s candidacy has been endorsed by prominent elder statemen like former President Olusegun Obasanjo; leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Edwin Clark; as well as nonagenarian leader of pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo.
The LP presidential candidate, popular among the youth population, has been put ahead of other competitors in many pre-election polls towards the February 25, 2023 presidential election.