Why I joined the Labor Party – Peter Obi

Former Anambra state governor and presidential hopeful Peter Obi has said he defected to Labor Party of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) because he is desperate to make Nigeria work again. Mr. Obi said this when he appeared on “Politics Today”, a program about TV channelson Friday, shortly after announcing his defection to the Labor Party. The former governor had gotten rid of the PDP on Thursday. “I am not desperate to be president. I am desperate to see Nigeria work (again), especially for the youth of this country,” he said. The presidential hopeful said he left the PPD “quietly and decently” when he realized its policies were at odds with his character and principles, stressing that he has the right to defect to any political party of his choice. Obi explained that his new match is a path that aligns with his personal principles and beliefs. He denied speculation that he visited former Kano state governor Rabiu Kwankwaso about a possible defection to the government. New People’s Party of Nigeria (NNPP). “Why my choice of the Labor Party? If you have followed my mantra since I started this, I have always said (that) the greatest tragedy of our country today, is consumption and not production; it is sharing and not creating. “I said that I want to move the country from consumption (nation) to production (nation). I have moved to where I think the process will allow me. It’s not about winning or losing. I’d rather lose by doing the right thing than win by doing the wrong thing. “My policy has been consistent in character and integrity since I started. I have been consistent in pursuing the correct process,” said Mr. Obi. However, the former governor, who stressed that his new party is biased towards his principles and mission to bail out Nigeria, said the party had not yet given him the presidential ticket before the 2023 presidential general election. He said: “I hope to get the (Labour Party presidential) ticket. I have to campaign properly and I hope people vote for me because I have an idea on how to turn around this sinking ship (called Nigeria).” ALSO READ: Governor Wike reacts to Peter Obi’s departure from the PDP and the presidential race On Thursday, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike accused the former governor of a lack of integrity and character after he resigned his PDP membership. But Obi said that character and integrity must be measured by the efficient management of public funds and the trust of the people. He said he managed Anambra State’s resources wisely while he was governor, adding that he left office with a large amount of money in the state treasury. “Nobody has ever seen me in my political life sharing money anywhere. I’m not saying he’s a saint. But I did things that I think were right. “When I left the governorship, it’s on record, I left N75 billion, that’s about $500 million at the time. I left it because it’s public money,” Obi said. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Why I joined the Labor Party – Peter Obi