The Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria in the upcoming general election to call for the political will to publicly name a number of “high-ranking” Nigerians associated with charged with oil theft, insurrection and Boko Haram.
The former governor of Anambra state made this known on Wednesday in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter account.
While calling on the federal government to make the names of the “high-ranking Nigerians” public, the hopeful presidents argued that there should be no hiding place for citizens who were found underserved as they affect the economy, security and social well-being of the nation. put the country in danger
He said: “I am struck and intrigued by the news report linking ‘high-ranking’ Nigerians to oil theft. The same has been the case with financing insurgency and Boko Haram. When will FGN summon the political will to name such individuals publicly?”
He went on to say that no one should be placed above the law and that Nigerians illegally involved in oil theft or financing of insurrections, and that Boko Haram should not go unpunished, regardless of their socioeconomic status.
“In national interest there should be no sacred cows,” he tweeted.
In a similar development, Mr. Obi also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for promising not to allow any politician to use personal resources or influence to intimidate other Nigerians in the 2023 general election.
In a statement from Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Buhari quoted: “We will not allow anyone to use personal resources or their influence to intimidate other Nigerians. We will not allow material, moral or physical harassment. This is the kind of leadership that can emerge and consolidate our nation.”
Responding to the president’s statement, Peter Obi argued that Nigeria has matured as a country and citizens should be able to vote for the leaders of their choice without interference.
“I fully share the sentiments and views attributed to HE President @MBuhari about the need to oppose pursed politicians who intend to manipulate the 2023 elections. Our democracy has come of age and the people’s right to elect leaders of their choice must not be violated,” he wrote.