Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has assured Nigerians that his government, if elected as president, will give them a sense of belonging.
Obi spoke at the Labour Party and Coalition for Peter Obi Leadership Summit in Abuja on Thursday. He expressed optimism that his administration would take power back to Nigerians.
According to the former Anambra State governor, the only thing lacking in the country at the moment is leadership and stressed that his aim to occupy the number seat is to give Nigerians good leadership.
Obi said: “Nigeria is at crossroads and it would be foolhardy for anyone to sugarcoat our current morass. Ravaging insecurity, largely inflicted by non-state actors, is fast threatening the sovereignty of Nigeria.
“There is a staggering level of corruption. Our universities have remained closed for over five months. While our healthcare system remains comatose, power generation and distribution are also at all-time low.
“Our job is to take power from those who have it and give it back to you. We have a country called Nigeria but we don’t have Nigerians. What we want to do is to create Nigerians.
“The only way to create Nigerians is to make people have hope in Nigeria and the only way they will have faith in Nigeria is that there is hope in Nigerians.
“The only thing that is lacking in this country is leadership. And that is what we intend to provide. We are not trying to do something else. Leadership is what Datti and I want to provide. We are not looking for anything.”