The Presidential Candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi has reminded the electorate that building a new Nigeria is a possible task provided the right people are elected into positions of power.The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has let Nigerians into what is going on in his mind with barely three days to the 2023 presidential election.
In a series of tweets posted on his verified Twitter page on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, the former Anambra State governor said Nigeria is currently at a crossroads and requires a prudent and principled president to lead it out of the woods. He noted that the presidential election on Saturday is the most critical as it provides the nation an opportunity to choose a leader that can solve all the perennial challenges and rescue the country from the brink of existential threat.
Obi said Nigerians must elect a leader that has character, competence, commitment, and verifiable background which, according to him, are the four cardinal qualities the next Nigerian president must possess.
Fellow Nigerians, it’s 3 days to go and in my quiet moments I know that Nigerians are wondering what Peter Obi is thinking. I will share my thoughts here because I have Nigeria on my mind!
We are currently at a crossroads. We need a leader to show us the way forward. We need a prudent president, a principled president who has what it takes to lead.
As we say in Naija: “We need person who sabi road; a person we go follow make this country better.” A new Nigeria is possible. We can make it.
We have national elections coming up next Saturday, on the 25th of February 2023. The presidential election is the most critical because we will be electing the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It is the only chance to elect a leader of our choice. We must choose someone who can solve our problems. This is an essential and existential election. It is a make-or-break moment in our history. Future generations will not forgive us if we make a wrong choice.
We want real changes, not endless pity parties and porous pledges. Compassion: We want a leader who is concerned about the welfare of Nigerians, not his clique of praise singers. Our fellow citizens are in IDP camps. I spent Christmas and New Year with them. They should be home. People die daily, kidnapped, killed, and raped. No one in government offers actionable concerns. It must end. We need a leader with the courage to do whatever it takes to bring relief to our citizens in distress.
No one is perfect but, ask yourself, “Should I choose someone I do not wish as a role model for my children? Be introspective. Ask: Could I live with myself for making the wrong choice just for few new naira notes or because of my region and my religion?
I endeavour to do the right things. Fairness is the golden rule: do unto others as you wish them to do unto you. When I fail, I learn.
Our revered Chinua Achebe stated that our humanity depends on the humanity of others. We are in this word with great gifts. Our world presents challenges and opportunities. Challenges stimulate our creativity. We will use the opportunity of vast resources in our God-given earth to meet those challenges confronting humanity. The welfare of one is the welfare of all. My modesty is not words of mouth: I live it. We can feed off each other’s simplicity. By producing more and consuming less, we can balance our needs, not wants,and make society more equitable. It makes no sense fighting over issues that require rational thinking & good conscience. I love this country. It is not perfect. Nothing is perfect. Perfection is a continuum. The labours of our heroes past must not be in vain.
Please come out and vote for Labour Party (LP) Please subscribe to success, to the triumph of a tested, trusted, and verified leadership. Do not renew the subscription to suffering, to the sorrow of tomorrow. A new Nigeria is possible. Let’s make it happen like a TEAM: Together, everyone achieves more. These past months have been quite a journey. I have met millions of fellow Nigerians from all walks of life: men and women, young and old, rich and poor.
I thank our vice-presidential candidate, my brother, my friend and partner for coming with me on this journey. I thank the Obidients and my core team. History will record this campaign as the best: focused, friendly, mega rallies with no shịshị, respectful, and zero violence.
Salute to all of us! We all made it happen: organically structured, passionate, united, and verified!
I beckon on each and every one of you, my people, to empower me as your president and commander-in-chief. I will be in charge. I have the requirements for correct leadership: character, competence, commitment, compassion, hard work, honesty, humanity, and humility.