Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project -SERAP has directed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi to declare his assets ahead of the upcoming 2023 general elections. SERAP made this call in a statement via its official Twitter handle on Saturday.
In a series of tweets, SERAP directed its call to all the presidential candidates ahead of the February 2023 presidential election to immediately publish details of their assets and liabilities. The group also called on the presidential candidates to publicly commit to refusing vote buying and electoral bribery before and during the polls.
However, Obi, a former governor of Anambra state has yet to make a public declaration of his assets as directed by SERAP. But, before the call of SERAP, Obi has been critical of the system, and government of Nigeria particularly the economy, saying Nigeria has remained a consuming country instead of producing nation.
Presidential candidate Peter Obi has constantly blamed the challenges confronting Nigeria on bad leadership and lack of vision by the people occupying the top positions. Obi believes Nigeria is heavily endowed with a talented and willing youth population, who, according to him, is hindered by the old people.
Obi has also been an advocate that young people, full of energy and talents, should be given a chance to create opportunities for the poor in the country to earn a living.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress -AAC, Omoyele Sowore is the first presidential candidate to declare his assets ahead of the 2023 upcoming general elections.