Peter Obi’s Challenge to President Tinubu
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has thrown down the gauntlet to President Bola Tinubu, urging him to directly address the public regarding the disputes surrounding his alleged forged certificate.
A Call for Transparency
Obi made this call during his visit to Kano State, where he extended condolences to the state and the family of late Bello Yusuf Maitama, a respected figure who served as the Minister of Internal Affairs.
Obi’s Previous Advice
It’s worth noting that Obi had previously advised President Tinubu to address Nigerians on the controversial issue of his identity during a press conference.
Obi’s emphasis is on personal responsibility and transparency. He believes that leaders must earn public trust, and if they choose to serve the public, they should be willing to explain disputes directly to the public, especially when those disputes concern their own identity.
The Foundation of Leadership
According to Obi, the foundation of leadership in a country should rest on character, integrity, trust, and adherence to the rule of law.
If the law requires a personal response to a dispute, leaders should not outsource the task but come forward to clarify it themselves.
Purpose of Peter Obi’s Visit to Kano
During his visit to Kano, Peter Obi’s primary purpose was to offer condolences to the family of the late Bello Yusuf Maitama, a highly respected figure in Kano and Nigeria.
He emphasized the importance of praying for Maitama’s forgiveness and eternal rest.