National Assembly Will Support Me If Elected President – Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi say members of the National Assembly will support him if elected President in the 2023 general election.

Obi said this on Monday at Chatham House London while answering question as to how he intends to get the support of the legislature if the Labour Party was not in control of the Assembly.

He recalled how he had been in the same situation as governor of Anambra State.

The Labour Party candidate said 30 members of the Anambra State House of Assembly were not from his party when he was governor.

“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. In fact, nobody from my party was involved,” he said.

He stated that getting the support of legislators not from his party would not be a problem if he was elected President, because he would pursue what is right.

“As long as you’re pursuing what is right, everybody will go with you,” Obi said, adding that “…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…”

He said 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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