By Abiola Peters.
Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi has implored the Nigerian electorate to determine their votes in the February 25,2023 election through the parameters of integrity, commitment as well as mental and physical competence.
He blamed the political elites for establishing ethnicity and religion as lines through which votes must be canvassed, only for their selfish interests.
Mr Obi who spoke at an interactive session with the Nigeria Guild of Editors in Lagos, said he was ready to lead with solutions which are products of studies of good governance in other countries without recourse to excuses.
The Labour Party Presidential Candidate stated that a prosperous country thrives on production and security, with a promise to drive the two elements through power and technology.
On women, Mr Obi said he would replicate the Bangladesh model where the thirty percent Affirmative Action on women in all levels of governance has been achieved.
According to the Labour Party Presidential candidate, women are more caring, competitive and productive when resolute and it amounts to quality leadership.
He equally promised to offer opportunities for the youths whom he described as being fifty percent of the productive population, noting that the ones into cybercrimes only require a redirection to positive ventures.
Earlier, the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors, Mr Mustapha Isah, explained that the forum was designed to help the candidates engage in issue – based campaigns.
The Labour Party Presidential candidate was accompanied by South West Coordinator of the Campaign Council, Mr Akin Osuntokun, Rights Activist, Aisha Yesufu among others.
The event by the Guild of Editors, is a series which started with the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmud Yakubu and has so far featured the Presidential Candidates of PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and that of New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso.