The presidential candidate of the Labour Party during the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi said President Bola Tinubu owes Nigeria a debt of obligation that only he can discharge.
Obi said this on Wednesday while addressing a press conference in Abuja.
This came on the premise of the alleged certificate scandal rocking the President, adding that
Tinubu should have saved himself and Nigeria the embarrassment.
He suggested that Tinubu should reintroduce himself to not only Nigeria and Nigerians but to the entire world with the view to clearing doubt.
Obi said, “In my opinion, Chief Bola Tinubu should have saved the nation and himself from this protracted embarrassment and undue anxiety. Even this late in the day, however, he still owes the nation and the world a simple debt of obligation that only he can discharge.
“I call on him to immediately and personally mount the rostrum of his present high office to perform a simple task once and for all time. He should re-introduce himself to the nation he governs and to the world for the avoidance of further doubt.
“He should let the world know his name, nationality, his place of birth, his parentage, the primary and secondary schools he attended with dates as well as the actual universities he attended and certificates obtained. He should indicate clearly where & when he did his National Youth Service. In addition, if at any time he has had a change of name, he should clearly state so and the circumstances. That, in itself, is no crime.
“This simple task should take no more than a few minutes. It requires no affidavits, prolonged court processes, spokespersons, agents, or surrogates. This task is one that only Chief Bola Tinubu himself through a direct personal statement can perform. He must perform this task urgently in order to lay to rest, once and for the last time, the many lingering doubts and valid speculations about his true identity.”