Labour Party spokesman, Kenneth Okonkwo, has hailed the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, after he discussed his plans for Nigeria at Chatham House in the United Kingdom.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme hours after the party’s flag bearer discussed his plans at Chatham House, a world-leading policy institute and think-tank forum, Okonkwo said Obi went to Chatham House to tell the world about a new Nigeria that is about to unfold, about security solutions and uniting Nigeria.
Okonkwo also said Obi was so “stingy” that he refused to “share” answers to questions directed to him during the appearance.
“His (Obi’s) appearance today (Monday) at Chatham House is not just an appearance that will further Labour Party or further his candidacy, but his appearance has projected Nigeria as a pride of the black race, has projected Nigeria for what it is; the giant of Africa,” Okonkwo stated.
“I’m so proud of my principal who was so stingy that he went to Chatham House and refuse to share questions; he was answering the questions, in contradiction to the generous APC candidate who went there and shared the questions for other people to answer.”
The LP presidential candidate during the appearance vowed to end oil theft, ease ethnic tension caused by injustice and non-inclusion, increase Nigeria’s electricity generation and distribution capacity, end secessionist agitation through efficient dialogue and inclusion, service Nigeria’s mounting debt, solve youth unemployment, ensure no single Nigerian remains in Internally Displaced Persons’ camp, amongst others.