Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, has denied receiving financial support from the diaspora for his presidential ambition.
On Tuesday, the former governor of Anambra State revealed that his campaign team did not receive a $150 million donation.
This comes after a group calling itself Tinubu-Shettima Connect petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify Obi because of the alleged donation.
The alleged donation for Obi’s presidential ambition, according to the group, violates the Electoral Act on campaign funding.
However, in a speech to some Nigerians in London, Obi dismissed the allegations as mere speculation.
The presidential candidate stated that he is not seeking their financial support, but rather what Nigerians in exile can offer the country.
He went on to say that Nigeria requires such people to turn the country around.
Obi stated that every country that has been transformed has done so with the assistance of people from the diaspora.
Speaking on the aim of his meetings with Nigerians in diaspora, Obi said he is meeting with them for them to be involved in the Nigerian electoral process.
He added that the country would be transformed if Nigerians in the diaspora believed in the country and brought their resources.
Obi further stated that the 2023 general elections should be based on character, competence, capacity and determination and not ethnicity and religion.