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Obi says Nigeria needs leaders with genuine credentials, identity



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Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, has said Nigeria needs political office holders who have identity and authentic credentials.

Obi stated this in the United States, where there is an ongoing case on President Bola Tinubu’s academic record.

Remember that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who ran for president under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is looking for Tinubu’s academic and personal records from Chicago State University (CSU).

A judge found in Atiku’s favour, forcing CSU to divulge Tinubu’s record, but the Nigerian president filed an appeal.

Obi remarked on Friday at the Chinua Achebe Symposium at Princeton University in the United States that Nigerians must begin working towards a country driven by competence and dedication to combating corruption.

He argued that leaders in Africa’s largest economy must support the rule of law.

“We must have leadership that is committed to the rule of law and that has an identity and credentials that can be verified. We can start thinking of a new Nigeria with competence and capacity that is committed to fighting corruption. Is it possible to fight corruption? The answer is yes!” Obi said.

“The trouble with Nigeria is self-inflicted. If Achebe were alive, he would have taken back the book. When he wrote it, there was no trouble. Now, there is real trouble in Nigeria. Rascality has become a measure of success in Nigeria. That must change,” Obi added.

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