The Obi-Datti Media office has said the Labour Party
Presidential and vice presidential candidates Mr Peter Obi and Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed have a blueprint for tackling corruption in the country.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja, it recalled that Afro beat exponent, Femi Fela Kuti is on record to have said that he is not fully convinced about the Obi- Datti candidacy because Obi has not spoken about corruption. The media office, however, said that both Obi and his running mate Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed had sufficiently explained their understanding of Nigeria corruption and how to uproot it in our system.
It said, “The great Musician is perhaps expecting the old order where issue of corruption dominated discussions in our polity but ended up getting worse.
“Obi has said umpteenth times that corruption in Nigeria is entrenched because of poor leadership at the top.
He is on record to have said that corruption will vanish in Nigeria the moment the President and any members of his family, friends and associates are channeled to act properly with public funds.
“It’s not enough to be shouting I will wipe corruption when corrupt money is guiding and directing all your activities in and out of power and corrupt persons as your sponsors and shields.
“Obi has personal antecedents on corruption, in private sector where he was the youngest Nigerian to Chair the board of a post consolidation bank and for eight years as Governor of Anambra state where he left huge money in investment and cash with no trace of embezzling public funds.
These records should be the focus of Fela Kuti especially as Obi and his running mate have verifiable background and track records.”