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Obi rejects award from youth group, gives reason



Peter Obi

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Friday rejected an award presented to him by a group, Boys Champions (BC) in Enugu State.

BC was founded by a United Nations award-winning Nigerian, Noel Alumona, to support young boys and men on their journey to manhood through mentoring and training.

In a letter to the group, Obi charged the youths not to vote for tribe or religion in the 2023 elections.

He said: “I am an applicant seeking a job. That is why I appear before you my employer (youths) and it is the turn of Nigerian youths to take back their country.

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“I am committed to the job and hold me responsible if I fail you. If you do the wrong thing today, the future will take revenge on you.

The former Anambra governor also challenged the youths to vote for competent and credible leaders that would change their future next year.

“18 of us will tell the same thing, but you must verify what they are telling you. There is no room for experimentation in 2023.

“We will remove their structure of criminality and replace it with the structure of development,” Obi added.

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