The Labour Party, presidential candidate, Peter Obi has said his opponents in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, are old and lack the energy needed to govern Nigeria proactively.
He stated this in Enugu while addressing a crowd of LP supporters, adding that the presidency is not a retirement home for aged people.
Obi said; “Of all the major presidential candidates – we are three. Two have come (to the South-east) and gone. If you go and check their age, the first one is in his 70’s, the second one, nobody knows his actual age.
“Aso Rock is not a retirement home. We have said it. Let people who are old look for retirement homes elsewhere.
“When I came to Enugu, I visited the Enugu campus (of UNN) and then went to Nsukka Campus, before coming here. After here, I will travel to Onitsha. They can’t do it. Presidency job requires energy”.
In other news, the LP flagbearer said nothing is naturally wrong with Nigerians and it is the system that needs fixing.
Obi stated this on his verified Twitter handle while congratulating Dr Ije Akunyili, daughter of late Director-General of National Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for her appointment as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the USA.
The former Anambra State governor said Dr Akunyili’s appointment showed nothing is intrinsically wrong with Nigerians.
Obi wrote; “I sincerely congratulate my dear sister, Dr Ije Akunyili, on being the first Nigerian to be appointed as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the USA. Such shows that nothing is intrinsically wrong with Nigerians.”