Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed that the country’s biggest problem over the years is leadership failure.
He made this known in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday.
He said, “If I am to say what Nigeria’s biggest problem is, you can see that it is leadership failure.
“What we are experiencing now is the cumulative effect of leadership failure over the years. A leadership that has failed to look into the future and invest in the future.
“So, what Nigerians want to see is a leader who has the competence and capacity to start tackling the innermost problems affecting our country, starting from the issue of cohesion and unity, we are so divided today as a nation so there’s need to bring us together.”
When asked what the next president can do to relieve the pains of Nigerians in the first few days of assuming office, Obi said, “I don’t believe in first 100 days because after it, then you lose momentum.
“The role of a leader is solving problems, bringing solutions to the problems and not creating more problems or blames.”
Obi who was the running mate to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election, declared his intentions to run for presidency on March 24 in Awka.
Speaking about his readiness for the 2023 elections, zoning and the plans to choose a candidate by consensus, he said, “Members of the party have agreed to base their decision on fairness and equity.
Obi, who also spoke on the importance of the southeast getting the opportunity to be president, said, “The Ohaneze group has been appealing to the conscience of other geopolitical zones.
“We’re not saying it is our turn by force, all I’m saying is, it is a humble appeal.
“Ohaneze is appealing to the conscience of other zones to see our cry and to see that we are doing so based on our love and commitment for a better Nigeria.”