Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate for the forthcoming 2023 general elections, has replied the Tinubu/Shettima connect over the $150 million allegedly donated to fund his campaigns.
The former Anambra governor refuted the allegations stating categorically that all he has been doing thus far is just consultation with Nigerians in the diaspora.
Explaining further Obi, said he has not violated any portion of the new Electoral Act on campaign funding, because he never received $150 million donation
His words, “Nobody has given me anything. That is speculation. What I need is not what they would give me. But what they would give Nigeria, because we need them to turn around Nigeria.
“This is the energy, the capacity that we need to turn around Nigeria. Every country that was turned around, was done by the diaspora. Even in the Bible, Joseph who left later came back to feed his people.
“It is not campaign, it is consultation. I am consulting Nigerian diasporans to know why they should be involved in the Nigerian electoral process. And you can see from my conversation and everything that what I am doing is saying let’s get involved.
“They are the most critical components of turning around Nigeria. The investment Nigeria needs to turn around is diasporans. If they believe in Nigeria and bring their resources, both in terms of their material, talent, and energy, we will turn around the country.
“Nigeria 2023 election should not be based on ethnicity, religion, connection, ‘my turn’, or any bias. It must be on character, competence, capacity, and determination to deal with the problems of Nigeria.”
The LP Presidential candidate said he knows not or has no idea of what he is been accused of before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Recall that Peter Obi, left Nigeria on August 25 to raise support from Nigerians abroad towards the 2023 general election.