Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP),
says he will not stop seeking elective office until he “dismantles the crime
scene” in Nigeria.
Obi spoke on Saturday during an event to celebrate Black
History Month at Oxford University.
Obi said he left a huge financial investment to join
politics and contest for the 2003 Anambra governorship election.
The former Anambra governor said despite his financial loss,
he has a sense of fulfilment that he joined politics to change certain things.
“Looking back now, as difficult as it is and with all the
things I have lost, I have a sense of fulfilment that at least I can say I
change this and change that,” he said.
“As I was coming here today somebody asked me how do you
feel about contesting the election for the office of the president and what has
“I said let me tell you, this is just the beginning, we
won’t stop until we dismantle that crime scene. That is basically how I feel.
“For me, we need to all come together to make Africa,
including Nigeria, work and collectively, the black world.”
Obi said Africa is the “most unexplored and unproductive”
continent in the world.
He added that what is lacking in the development of Africa
is leadership, noting the continent can be turned around within a small space
Asked to react to the recent supreme court judgement on his
appeal, the LP presidential candidate declined to comment, saying he would
write down his thoughts later.
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