2023: How I’ll Get Support Of National Assembly If Elected – Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has revealed how he would get the support of the National Assembly if he is elected President in the 2023 general election.

Speaking at the Chatham House in London on Monday, the former Governor of Anambra State said he would get the backing of the legislators who are not from his party by doing the right things.

Obi said this when asked by a member of the audience joining via Zoom on how he intended to get the support of the legislature if the Labour Party was not in control of the National Assembly.

The LP flagbearer stated that he had been in a same situation as governor of Anambra, saying that 30 members of the State House of Assembly were from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while he was a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

The former Anambra governor said there would be no need to worry about whether or not the legislature would work with the executivel if the Constitution is respected.

He said: “Quite frankly, I’ve been through this as a governor. When I was elected and sworn in as a governor I had 30 House members not from my party (APGA). In fact, nobody from my party was involved.

“As long as you’re pursuing what is right, everybody will go with you. The legislators want development” and he was prepared to bring development to the nation.

He added, “It becomes a problem when you’re pursuing transactional policies which will benefit you or you’re engaging in nepotism…”

“If the constitution was respected and governance was inclusive, with respect for the nation’s diversity, there would be no need to worry about whether or not the legislature would work with the executive.”


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