The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP) Peter Obi, has said that the conviction of his campaign Director General, Dr. Doyin Okupe, cannot break his resolve to be Nigeria’s president come 2023.
Wakadaily reports that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, sentenced Okupe, to two years in prison for acting in breach of the money laundering Act.
Obi noted this during interaction with journalists in Uyo at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Akwa Ibom State Council Secretariat on Monday.
He said, “I am hearing about it (the conviction) just like you. I am still studying what is coming out of the court and everything. I believe in the rule of law. It is not going to demoralise me.
“Today, when I arrived Akwa Ibom somebody asked me why I haven’t been using my aircraft because it has been grounded and all that, and I said to him that nothing demoralises me.
“In my life, I have never stayed where they dropped me, otherwise, I would have been where they dropped me before. This election, if they like, let them do anything about people who are around me. I will get there.”
Responding to the question that he does not have political structure to win the forthcoming election, Obi said he was determined to dismantle the existing political structure in the country which encouraged corruption and spread poverty among Nigerians.
According to him, “The structure they have today is the structure we want to destroy. It is the structure of criminality. It is the structure that produced 133 million people living in poverty.
“It is the structure that produced 20 million out-of-school children. It is the structure that has made Nigeria surpass India in infant mortality. It is the structure that will destroy Nigeria and we want to destroy that structure.”