Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, who is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the consensus candidacy being discussed by some aspirants is not what Nigeria needs at the present time, arguing that the country is in dire need of someone burning with the zeal to rescue the country out of its challenges as the next president.
He also said Nigerians should not allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) government to continue, as the government has taken the country backward.
Obi stated this while speaking at a meeting with chieftains of the PDP in Ondo State, at the party secretariat in Akure, earlier today, ahead the forthcoming primaries of the party.
He said, “The children can no longer eat, we are at high level of misery, we cannot allow them to continue.
“If nothing is done to Nigeria’s problem, it will consume all of us. It will consume our children too.
“We must not talk about the consensus now, we must talk about who will work. Nigerians want consensus that will solve the Nigerian problem.
“We want someone that will take Nigeria from consumption to production level. We must elect somebody that can do the work. We are not talking about who will become the next president of Nigeria but who will start working for this country called Nigeria.”