2023: Former World Bank Vice President Opens Up On Reason For Endorsing Peter Obi
Former World Bank vice president, Arunma Oteh has opened up on the reason she decided to support Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Oteh explained via a series of tweets on Sunday that she could not remain apolitical due to Nigeria’s economic situation.
She stated further that she has worked with Obi and could categorically state that he stands out.
One of her tweets read: “My choice is unequivocal and this is based on Peter Obi’s stellar track record. I had the honour to serve with him on Nigeria’s Economic Management Team chaired by the President and so my basis is not hearsay. He stands out, and Nigeria is in a desperate situation.
“The stakes for Nigeria are too high. I cannot, in good conscience, sit on the fence. The situation is desperate and Nigerians will need to work hard to #TakeBackNaija.”
Oteh went on to lament the state of the country, adding that 62 years after independence, 100 million Nigerians were still living in poverty.
Another of her tweet read: “No country can afford corruption, and certainly not Nigeria, a nation of 200 million with 100 million living in poverty almost 62 years post-independence despite huge resources and enormous talent.”