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What Obi told Anambra traditional rulers during meeting



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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has advised to get involved on who becomes their political leader in February 2023, noting that sitting on the fence might be costly for the country politically.

Obi, who said this on Tuesday during a meeting with traditional rulers in Awka, the Anambra capital, also told the traditional rulers to get involved in a manner that they would not be seen, but their actions felt.

“I know that the constitution requires that the traditional rulers should not play partisan politics, but when bad leaders are elected, it affects you adversely like others.

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“For this, you must get involved in a manner that you would not be seen, but your actions felt.”

The former Anambra governor blamed the challenges the country is facing on inflation, unemployment, and insecurity, adding that there is a need for the country to take advantage of its agricultural potential to tackle unemployment.

Speaking on behalf of other traditional rulers in the state, Sunday Okafor, the traditional ruler of Okpuno community, Awka north LGA of Anambra, said the traditional rulers are happy with the wave being made by Obi.

“We are happy that your candidacy today is trailed by news of your competency, capability, and capacity to man the presidency of Nigeria,” Okafor said.

“The news around your aspiration is that you represent hope for a new Nigeria and not that you came from the south-east and we are happy for that.”

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