Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi had announced that he took a significant decision that could potentially impact the country’s political landscape.
He revealed that he had joined the Labour Party alongside other patriotic Nigerians with the goal of rescuing the nation from a litany of leadership and governance failures on 27th of may 2022.
He said “On 27th May 2022, I took a most important decision in my life to join great and patriotic Nigerians in Labour Party to rescue our dear country Nigeria from litany of leadership and governance failures.”
Peter Obi made this announcement on his Twitter handle yesterday, as a way of marking the end of his Obi-datti presidential campaign ahead of the election.
According to Peter Obi, he was elected with great honor as the Presidential Candidate to lead the movement for a New Nigeria.
He expressed his gratitude towards the members and leadership of the Labour Party, as well as other committed Nigerians such as Professor Pat Utomi who played a crucial role in making this possible.
After deep reflection, Peter Obi expressed his eternal gratitude to God for his decision to join the Labour Party and offer himself to serve and lead a movement for a New Nigeria.
Peter Obi went on to say that during his campaign around various states, he alleged that multi-dimensional poverty, undeserved unemployment, and poor living conditions during his time in Nigeria was observed.
He also witnessed decaying and unavailable basic infrastructure, avoidable crises, accidents, deaths, and unchecked criminal activity.
He further appreciate his supporters known as “Obedient” Across the country for their unwavering support since his campaign.
Peter Obi expressed his condolences and offered prayers for the repose of the souls of Nigerians, particularly his supporters, who lost their lives during the struggle for a New Nigeria.
Peter Obi acknowledged the loss of notable supporters, including Mallam Lawal Garba, the Zonal Party Chairman in Kaduna, who died in a ghastly motor accident in October 2022.
He also mentioned Mrs. Victoria Chimtex, the Labour Party Women Leader in Kaduna State, who was tragically murdered in Kaura, Kaduna State in November 2022.
Peter Obi also acknowledged the loss of Mr. Christopher Elehu, the Labour Party’s candidate for Onuimo Local Government Area constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, who was killed in December 2022. He also mentioned Mr. Isaac Dauda, the Labour Leader in Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State, who passed away in January 2023.
Peter Obi promised to build agricultural dams and support every state in Nigeria to plant 10 million economic trees, which would generate an additional N300 billion per state every year. This, he believes, will help eradicate poverty and enhance the human capital development of Nigeria’s children and youth.
He reiterated his commitment to a New Nigeria, stating that farmers must return to their farms to feed the country. He emphasized that he and Datti Baba-Ahmed were committed to providing leadership towards a New Secured, United and Prosperous Nigeria with their.
He said “We will build agricultural dams and support every state in Nigeria to plant 10, million economic trees to generate additional N300,000,000,000 (Three Hundred Billion Naira) per state every year to eradicate poverty & enhance the human capital development of our children & youths.”
“Our farmers must return to their farms to feed Nigeria. That is the New Nigeria that Datti Baba-Ahmed and I offer to provide and lead. With our soul, mind, and body, we pledge and deeply commit to A New Secured, United and Prosperous Nigeria! So, help us God.” He added
Peter Obi also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the upcoming elections with the utmost professionalism and impartiality.
He emphasized the importance of timely delivery of election materials and adherence to agreed guidelines. Above all, he stressed the need for the choice of Nigerians to be respected and allowed to prevail.
“We equally call on INEC to conduct the elections with utmost professionalism and impartiality. Election materials must be delivered on time and conducted strictly in line with agreed guidelines. The choice of Nigerians must be respected and allowed to prevail.” He said.
Peter Obi implored all Nigerians of goodwill to turn out in large numbers on Saturday, February 25th, to cast and protect their votes for the Labour Party (LP- Mama, Papa, Pikin) in order to bring about a New Nigeria.
“We implore all Nigerians of good will to troop out on Saturday 25th of February to cast and protect their votes for Labour Party (LP- Mama, Papa, Pikin) to birth a New Nigeria” He added.