Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has said his experience as a trader will provide the necessary solutions to Nigeria’s challenges.
The LP candidate revealed this in a statement via the Obi-Datti media office on Wednesday.
Obi, who said became a banker by “accident” following his time as a student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) stated that Nigeria is at a stage where it requires a leader to negotiate it out of its problems.
According to him, being a trader equips one to face any challenge including that of governance.
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“Everything about governance is trading. The negotiation and all the bilateral talks with and between countries, agencies, contractors, or workers are trading and governance requires a good trader who can negotiate well,” Obi said.
“Where we are in this country now requires a leader to negotiate us out of our problems. When I say I will negotiate with agitators, it’s from my background that you must accommodate everybody into your shop whether he is buying or not and decipher who is a customer and a passerby.
“Even in my passport, it’s shown that I am a trader, but some said I should be a banker because I was the chairman of a bank. But I became a banker by accident. My love is in trading because in it, you are equipped to face any challenges including governance.”