2023: You Can’t Close Your Shop To Chase Thieves – Obi On Probing Past Governments

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has said his administration will not probe previous governments if he’s elected into office in the 2023 presidential election.

Obi stated this while speaking with journalists shortly after unveiling Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as his running mate on Friday.

According to him, it is always good to “look forward”.

“As for probing the past government, let me tell you: you see me argue that you can’t close your shop and be chasing thieves, those who only look at yesterday and today will miss tomorrow. God did not give us eyes at the back, mine is to look forward.

“If you come into the government today and decide to stop the leakage first, you will get more. I am not going to be part of any form of victimisation or witch-hunt, it won’t happen. Nigerians must live within law and order.

“But I can tell you right away. If you, the principal person, the local government chairman, the governor or the President are not stealing, your family is not, and those around you are not, you will reduce it by 70 per cent,” Obi said.

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