Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians not to vote based on ethnic sentiments in the coming 2022 presidential elections.
He said that it was high time Nigerians voted for “a human being who has conscience and trust” as the president of the country.
He spoke on Wednesday at the on-going National Convention of the Assemblies of God Nigeria at Okpoto, Ebonyi State.
According to Obi, Nigerians should weigh those vying to become the county’s leader on a scale and then decide who to vote for based on merit and competence and not based on the region a candidate comes from.
He said, “Put all of us on a scale; let’s know who we are; let’s ask questions who we are; let’s verify who we are.
“Don’t say because Peter Obi is from the South East, I will vote for him. Do not vote for me because I’m an Igbo man. Don’t vote for anybody because he is from the West. Do not vote for anybody because he’s from the North.
” This is time to vote for a human being who has conscience and trust”.