I’m contesting as a Nigerian not Igbo candidate -Obi

Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said though he is Igbo, he was contesting as a Nigerian, not a Southeast candidate.

He said Southeast politicians were behind him, adding that some only had different political viewpoints.

According to him, there would be danger if everybody in the region supported his presidential ambition.

The LP presidential candidate spoke in Enugu shortly after signing condolence register for late President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor, at the National Secretariat of Ohanaeze.

He noted that those whon brought Nigerian to the current economic and socio-political problems were the ones that were not supporting him.

“What is happening is that some people have different opinion. Everybody should not support me and everybody will not support me.

“In fact if everybody supports me there is danger. Some will disagree.

“Don’t forget that I am trying to change a system where people who brought us here are living off.

“You think those who left us in this confusion will support me? No. Some people are living off Nigeria as it is today.

“Some people have a structure that have brought us to this juncture where we produce 133 million people that are poor, where our primary health care have collapsed, where we have 20 million out of school children, where we have almost 40 per cent unemployment, with 60 per cent youth unemployment, where we have highest youth job prevent in the world.

“So they will not support me but I urge all of us to remember that we need to build a new Nigeria.

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