- Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, says everyone living in Nigeria would experience life-threatening occurrences
- Obi, who was the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 general election, also narrated his own share of life-threatening experiences which he said includes missing a flight that crashed
- The businessman said he has been involved in a motor accident as well as survived armed robberies
Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, has stated that living in Nigeria is life-threatening.
Obi, who was the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections made the statement when responding to questions during an interview with This Day newspaper
“What is more threatening to someone than living in Nigeria? We live under constant threats here,” he said.
The businessman also narrated his own share of life-threatening experiences which he said include missing a flight that crashed and surviving an accident.
"I have experienced a number of them. I would have been in a Fokker 28 plane that crashed but three of us missed the flight. I was a student at UNN then and a businessman," Obi said.
"I have been involved in a motor accident as well as survived armed robberies, my Lodge at Onitsha was burnt down when, as Governor, I was fighting hoodlums in Onitsha, but I am happy I returned order to the town in the final analysis, among other life-threatening incidents."
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership and other stakeholders went on a peaceful protest to the embassy of the United States of America and the Consulate of the United Kingdom in Abuja.
The party is protesting the federal government’s alleged disregard for the rule of law. The party's national chairman, Uche Secondus, Enyinnaya Abaribe, who is the Senate minority leader, and others were part of the protest.
The party submitted a petition requesting the Supreme Court to revisit and reverse its verdict on the Imo governorship election.
The party said Nigerians have lost confidence in Justice Tanko Mohammed and demanded that he immediately steps down from his position as CJN and the National Judicial Council's chairman.
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