Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to hold him responsible if his administration fails to impact positively on their lives and the economy of the nation.
He disclosed this while addressing the people at PA Ngele Oruta Township Stadium, Abakaliki.
Obi, also promised that his administration would ensure that his policies would favour the youths to end the suffering Nigerians are facing under the APC-led government in the country.
He urged the people not to vote for those contesting based on religion, tribe and turn, but focus on competence, credibility and performance in various spheres of influence in the presidential election.
He said: “This year’s election is not going to be about religion. Let’s not allow them to divide us again. It is nobody’s turn, but your turn to take back your country.
“I am contesting this election as an Igbo man who is most qualified. People want to be President but they have not told you who they are.
“I will change this country; hold me responsible. This is a great country and there’s no reason we are to be suffering. We don’t want those who are stealing our money.
“Anybody that gives you money take it. It’s your money. Take the money and reject them. I was the Governor of Anambra State and I never owed anybody. I left N75 billion naira.
“We want you to vote for human being. We want to take care of Mama, Papa and Pikin. Hold me responsible, let’s build a new Nigeria. This my Government will be for the youth and women. Mama, papa, pikin.”
He noted that some money bag politicians in the country have been using religion and tribe especially during elections to divide the country.
“This year’s election should not be on tribe, no tribe is buying bread cheaper. Every tribe is suffering, there is insurgency in the North, there is insecurity in the North. Katsina is not secured neither is Maiduguri secured. We don’t want that any longer, this is what they use to divide us.
“This year’s election will not be based on religion. Let nobody deceive you on religion because that is what they use to deceive us.
“Let no one divide us again by religion, we don’t want that division any more and let no one tell you it is my turn, it is nobody’s turn. It is your turn to take back your country.
“This year’s election must be based on character that we can trust. I am not contesting this election as an Igbo man or an Easterner. I am contesting this election as a Nigerian who is the most qualified,” Obi said.