- Peter Obi has addressed fears over the spread of Labour Party especially as it affects his presidential ambition
- Some political analysts had stated that even if Obi wins the presidency he will be impeached by lawmakers from other parties
- The former governor of Anambra state says he can govern the country without his party having majority members in the National Assembly
FCT, Abuja - Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi on Friday, August 12 said he can govern Nigeria conveniently even without his party having majority members in the National Assembly.
Obi made the comment in an exclusive interview on News Central TV.
According to him, he had been in that situation before when he was governor of Anambra without his party, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) having a single member in the House of Assembly.
He also said if the National Assembly sees that he is doing the right thing as president, they will join him.
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“I was governor of Anambra state without one House member from my party. 30 members were from another party. Now Labour Party even have one, this one I didn’t get. No senator, no local government chairman. Everybody was in another party.”
Answering a question concerning Nigeria's economic challenges, Obi stated that he will the issues of economy to reduce insecurity.
“The more you pull people out of poverty, you reduce criminality.”
He further stated that he will strengthen Nigeria's national internal as a way to ensure the country's borders are secure.
The former Anambra state governor also vowed that whatever it takes to secure the country, he is ready to do it.
Peter Obi: BBC says Labour Party candidate is inspiring Nigerian youths
Meanwhile, the BBC has described Obi as a politician inspiring Nigerian youths ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to the international media outlet, the Labour Party presidential candidate has emerged as a powerful force ahead of the elections.
The media firm also stated that Obi energises voters with messages of prudence and accountability that are amplified by an army of social media users.
'Obidient' coordinator reveals why he rejected Okowa's appointment in Delta
In a related development, Omenuwoma Josiah, the young politician who recently rejected Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s appointment as special assistant on youth mobilization in Delta state has revealed why he took the decision.
In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng on Sunday, August 14, Josiah said he took the decision because it is a conflict of interest.
He noted that accepting the appointment automatically means working for the Atiku/Okowa presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections.