Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, has stated that he would rather lose doing the right thing than win doing the wrong thing.
Obi made the remark during a Friday appearance on Channel TV’s Politics Today.
Obi abandoned the PDP on Friday and joined the Labour Party.
He stated, “I’m not anxious to be president; I’m desperate for Nigeria to succeed, particularly for the youth.” I have relocated to a party where I believe I will be able to participate.
“I would rather lose while doing the right thing than win while doing the wrong thing.” Since I began my political career, my character and honesty have been constant. You are free to check.
“This is not my first departure from PDP. In 2002, when I began my political career, I was a member of the PDP. I attended a meeting where some individuals informed me that I could not contribute.
“I left discreetly and headed to APGA. I went to APGA, ran for election, and won, but another candidate was declared. I did not engage in a dispute and appeared in court. I was the only Nigerian to ever spend three years in court, and I did not argue until I was declared the victor.
Peter Obi refuted the claim that he met with the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, before he left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), stating that he never considered joining the NNPP.