The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has asked the electorate to reject presidential candidates who cannot address them directly but through proxies.
A press statement by his media adviser, Mr Valentine Obienyem said that Obi spoke in Germany as he addressed the people that welcomed him to Germany yesterday as he began a tour to address the world audience and explain the programmes he intends to execute when elected President of Nigeria.
He said that every candidate must come and tell Nigerians his agenda to make Nigeria work.
Mr Obi also asked electorates to do background checks on all presidential candidates before listening to whatever promises they make.
He said: “When you listen to us, go and check our background. This is not a time for somebody to show us his qualifications. I live in Nigeria and I know Nigeria and what Nigerians need. I am not a stranger to Nigerian problems.
“I am a trader but I have the privilege to go to some of the best of schools like Oxford, Cambridge, and other ivy league institutions, but I always say to people that educational qualification is not the same as integrity.
“Listen to all the presidential candidates, not through proxy. Let anyone who wants to be your President come forward himself and speak to you directly, because he is the one you will hold responsible for whatever happens to Nigeria under his care.
“This campaign is not a campaign you are going to speak through somebody, that person needs to come and directly tell us what he is going to do for our country and we must take note of whatever he says and hold him by his words.
“We also don’t want somebody that would be carried to this place in a wheelchair but must consider his capacity, competence, integrity and commitment.”