By Anthony Nwachukwu
To get Nigeria back on her feet after the unquantifiable setback by the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) misrule, the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has restated his call on citizens to take their destinies in their hands by voting in the best candidate in the 2023 election rather than party or structure.
In his goodwill message to the 2022 Divine Commonwealth Conference (DIVCON) of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) at the National Christian Centre in Abuja Wednesday, Obi said the solution to Nigeria’s problems is a leader who can deliver quality leadership.
The former governor of Anambra State reminded Nigerians that the 2023 presidential election is not the right of any presidential candidate, except the one with the competence to lead the country out its current difficult challenges.
“Let me make it clear that the 2023 presidency is nobody’s turn; it is nobody’s right. It has also nothing to do with religion,” Obi said.
He insisted that leadership must be by competence and capacity rather than any other emotional consideration, adding: “Vote for the right person, not on basis of political party or political structure.”
Obi who received thunderous ovation from the about 6,000 delegates at the conference, spoke 24 hours after the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, also addressed the conference.
He further thanked the Primate and Metropolitan of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Most Rev Henry Ndukuba, and the leadership of the Anglican Communion for giving him the opportunity to address the gathering.