Peter Obi, leader and presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has advised his supporters to avoid voting blindly in the governorship and state assembly elections.
This Saturday, residents across 28 states will be electing their new governors and deputies.
Also, state assembly elections will be held across the country to elect new state lawmakers.
The LP presidential candidate said they should only vote for candidates with proven “character, competence, capacity and compassion”.
He spoke on Thursday during an interview on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme morning show..
“I support the Obidients, please do not vote blindly. We have a country and a problem and we have to deal with it,” he said.
“I have said it, please watch out for character competence, capacity and compassion. The country needs to see competent people in positions to serve.
“So, do not vote blindly. We have some states we have some competent people. We have a competent, young, and dynamic man in Lagos that can do the job.
“We have one in Abia. I have visited those states where I think we have the people that are competent to rule.
“Out of the 28 states where the election for governorship is coming up on the 18th, we have about 6 or 8 where we have participants who can do the job.”
The former Anambra governor had been visiting some states including Delta, Plateau and others to canvass support for the governorship candidate of the LP.