Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Presidential candidate of Labour Party in the forthcoming general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that he and his running mate, Dr. Datti Baba-Ahmed, would secure Nigeria and make it work again if they are elected the next president and vice president of the country.
Obi disclosed this while addressing his mammoth supporters, during a campaign rally at All Saints Anglican Church Cathedral Onitsha, Anambra State.
Speaking at the rally, Obi said that every aspect of governance in Nigeria has collapsed and only he and his vice could make the country work again.
“What we are saying is that we want to end sufferings in Nigeria. We want Nigeria to start working again because we have created wealth for the teeming Nigerians.
“In Nigeria today, nobody is safe, People are begging for food, the majority are jobless and schools are not functioning.
“So, if we are elected into office, we will put all these things to an end. We will make sure that we negotiate with every sectional agitator and know their grievances, when they fail to comply with us through dialogue, we will tell them that government exists. Therefore, every region in Nigeria will celebrate me if I am made the President of Nigeria,” said Peter Obi.
In his speech, the Vice Presidential candidate for the Labour Party, Dr. Datti Baba-Ahmed said that he was highly impressed by the large crowd he witnessed at the campaign rally.
He said both himself and his Presidential candidate are the best combination that Nigerians could trust to unite and revive Nigeria, even as he recalled that Nigerians experienced such a combination in 1979 during the era of Late Alhaji Shehu Shagari and Dr. Alex Ekweme of Blessed memory.
He maintained that the history of the 1979 political dispensation would repeat itself in the 2023 election, adding that nothing will stop them from rescuing Nigeria.
Commenting, the National Chairman of the Labour party, Chief Julius Abure, slammed some Anambra State indigenes who, according to him, are sabotaging the chances of Peter Obi in winning the forthcoming Presidential election.
He said that in every society there are bad eggs and Anambra State cannot afford to miss their golden opportunity to become President of Nigeria, assuring the supporters that the Labour Party must win the forthcoming Presidential election.
Similarly, the wife of Labour Party presidential candidate, Mrs. Margret Obi, affirmed that the Labour party has the best candidates that could offer the best leadership to Nigerians, saying that with Peter Obi and Datti Ahmed, a new Nigeria is possible.
She urged women and Youths to endeavor to secure their votes card and prepare to take Peter Obi and Datti Ahmed to Aso Rock on February 25, just as she revealed that women constituted 50% voting power and urged both youths and women to vote for Peter Obi based on capability.
Other Labour party stalwarts and senatorial candidates who spoke during the election rally include; Professor Pat Utomi, senatorial candidates for Anambra Central, Chief Sir. Victor Umeh, and Anambra North Senatorial candidate, Dr. Tony Nwoye.