The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, says he will not give excuses or engage in blame games against predecessors if elected in 2023 general elections.
Obi, who appeared at the Editors Forum, an initiative of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), on Monday in Lagos, said that leaders are elected to solve problems and not to be looking at the past and blaming others.
He said that he had studied the country, understood the yearnings of the people and was ready to be a problem solver.
“Next year’s election will based on character, competence, capacity, and ability or commitment to start doing the right thing. I assure you that I am committed.
“It is going to be difficult, but it requires huge mental and physical energy. I want Nigerians to hold me responsible, I will be the commander in chief, and I will drive the process.
“Security, I am going to deal with it headlong. I will be responsible. I won’t take any excuses.
“I want to assure Nigerians that this work, I can do it, and it has to be done. I am not going to give excuses. I don’t want to go in and start studying what to do.
“I don’t want to go in and start complaining and blaming predecessors because if the past was good, you won’t hire me. I am not here to look back. I am here to solve problem,” he said.
According to him, the job of a leader is not to give excuses or complain but to find solutions and deal with issues and build a better country.
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