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Peter Obi maintains he’s not desperate to be president

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in 2023, Peter Obi, has reiterated his position that he’s not desperate to be Nigeria’s President.

Obi stated this on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to his award as the ‘Leadership Politician of the Year 2023’ at the annual Leadership Conference and Awards.

He said Nigeria has no reason to be poor and all he wants is a country that works.The former Anambra State governor also said it was a shame for Ukraine, a war-torn country, to donate grains to Nigeria when Niger State alone can feed the whole of Africa.

He said; “I am not desperate to be president, I am desperate to make Nigeria work. We have no reasons to be poor. Poverty should never be part of our lives especially in the North.

“Ukraine has no reason to give us grain. Niger State can feed Nigeria, Africa with over 73, 000 square meters of land.

“The two biggest states in the North-East, Borno with over 70,000 square metres of land and Taraba, are four times the size of Belgium that is exporting food.

“There is so much we can do in the country if we have the right leadership. The more you remove people out of poverty, the more you have fewer criminals”.