Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has asked Nigerian voters not to consider race and religion as they go out to vote in February’s general election.
Obi made the charge on Saturday in Osogbo at a Labor Party campaign rally, accompanied by his running mate Dati Baba Ahmed.
While urging the electors in the state to vote for the political parties that claimed to have structures, he added that the political parties and their structures have paralyzed Nigeria.
In his words, “All of these challenges are caused by those who say they have party structures. But these structures crippled Nigeria. I want you and me to destroy these structures by voting on them next month.”
He revealed that he has plans to secure Nigeria and transform the country from a country of consumers to a country of producers.
“We will change Nigeria from a consumer country to a producer country. These people have been boasting that they have structures. However, they do nothing. They produce nothing in this country, the youth are unemployed, we will change these challenges.
We will secure and unite Nigeria. We want the Nigerian to be proud to be a Nigerian. We will deliver Nigeria safe. We don’t want Nigerians to be in a displaced persons camp, and we don’t want you to be a slave in your own country.”
Obi added that youth unemployment, poverty and hunger are major challenges that must be addressed.
“Nigerians are hungry, young people are without work. It is not safe to travel anywhere in Nigeria today,” he lamented.
He revealed that when he becomes president, he will rule Nigeria with the fear of God and make job creation and youth employment a major priority of his administration.
On Friday January 6, 2023 Obi was also in Ekiti State to attend the election campaign of the Labor Party.
In Ekiti State, Peter Obi and his running mate, Dati Baba Ahmed, promised voters hope for a new Nigeria and a national rebirth.
Meanwhile, the former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has thrown his weight behind the nomination of Peter Obi for the post of President.
Obasanjo, in a New Year’s address addressed to young Nigerians and made available by his aide, Kihinde Akinyemi, had described Obi as his disciple and said the former governor of Anambra State had an advantage over other presidential candidates in the 2023 elections.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has also added his voice behind Peter Obi’s presidential ambition.
Polls 2023: Don’t vote based on religion, race and party structures – obi to voters