2023: Not perfect, Peter Obi remains ideal President for Nigeria – Emejuru

A United States of America (USA) based chieftain of the opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP), Chris Emejuru, has said the presidential candidate of the opposition Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi stands out among the array of those jostling to occupy the exalted seat of the presidency in the 2023 poll.

Speaking to newsmen Wednesday via zoom from his base in the USA, Emejuru said Obi is genuinely keen on addressing the multifaceted challenges besetting the country.

Emejuru who is the Managing Partner for America at the Lowase Management Consulting also cited youthfulness and energy as some of the edge Obi has over his key rivals in the mould of the presidential candidate of the peoples democratic party (PDP) and of the ruling All progressive congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“My ideal candidate is someone who is ethical, someone who has common sense, and someone who truly, genuinely cares about the masses. A candidate who doesn’t judge based on what part of the country you are from and who’s interest is to unite and not divide,” he said.

“Someone who wants to bring an end to police brutality, and end to bad governance, and an end to poverty. I believe the candidate who, although not perfect, comes close to these ideals is Peter Obi.”

Continuing, he noted: “Age of a Presidential Candidate does not matter as much as how competent you are. You can look at Nelson Mandela for example. However, in Nigeria, the youth have been neglected for so long, especially in politics.

” So, to have a young president who brings energy, compassion, intellects and other leadership qualities is a welcome development.”

Expressing disappointment with the performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration, he said it behooves the electorates not to be swayed by primordial sentiments to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice.

He added: “My advice for Nigerians as the political campaign commences is to remember your choice. Remember who it is that has your interest at heart. Someone who has character. 

“Someone who cares about creating a better life for you and your family. Someone who cares about every Nigerian citizen and wants to create more jobs and tackle insecurity. 

“Don’t be swayed by political jingles and adverts. Vote your conscious. This is your future. This is your life. Make the right decision.”

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