Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to reject those planning to rule the country by proxy.
Obi, who spoke through his Campaign Organisation, said that Nigerians can no longer endure governance being turned into family and friends business.
The Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, recently challenged Obi to have his son organise a campaign rally for him in his state like Seyi Tinubu, the son of the APC flag bearer, recently did for his father in Lagos.
But the Obi-Datti Campaign in its response explained that the only thing that joins Obi and Tinubu is that they were once governors of states in Nigeria, saying, “after that one (Tinubu) became a parasite to the state government he served with his entire family, the other (Obi) left government house and he and members of his family never collected a dime from Anambra State.”
The statement read, “Unlike Tinubu and his household who have grown to be stupendously wealthy with no identifiable industry or means of making money outside the state government for over two decades.
“If Keyamo had taken time to study the family he speaks for very well he would have avoided this comparison that is bound to expose the parasitic life of his Principal and understand why the entire household is headlong in the campaign.
“The other time Tinubu’s wife, Senator Remi, was threatening fire and brimstone over Lagos, then the daughter and now the son is showing off with rally. Do you blame a people struggling to keep a family business? The Tinubu family have cornered the commonwealth of Lagos state which they now run as a family enterprise.
“Obi’s family is not part of his politics, they are running their lives, contributing to development without nearing public funds.”
According to the Obi-Datti Media office, Obi is the one seeking the mandate of the Nigerian people to serve them as President and not any other member of his family.
“He has said it repeatedly that Nigerians must reject anybody desiring to be President by proxy,” the statement added.