Let Us Return Nigeria To Their Nigerians…. Peter Obi
) Mr Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra has called on Nigerians to make conscious efforts towards retrieving the country from the brinks by voting wisely in the 2023 presidential election.
Obi made the call in his acceptance speech after emerging the presidential candidate of Labour Party at the party’s convention held I. Asaba, the capital city of Delta State on Monday.
He thank the Labour Party and indeed Nigerians for finding him worthy to stand in the election noting that his nomination signaled the beginning of the journey towards the emancipation of the country..
Obi said history beckoned while urging. Nigerians to be hopeful for a national rebirth, which implied returning Nigeria to Nigerians of all economic lives including farmers, teachers and students, lecturers, artisans, workers, pensioners and over a 100 million poor.
“What you are doing today is a patriotic duty towards seeking the desired political emancipation of our dear country, which stands wounded by many years of cumulative leadership failure.
“Painfully, our current dysfunctional system rewards unearned income and conspicuous consumption; allows university lecturers to remain on strike for months; keeps our youths at home; and owe pensioners, who gave their their youthful energy to serve this country.
“The despicable contrast is that those responsible for the mess -those elected to take care of them – have abandoned the national currency and are living in opulence and like kings, spend dollars to buy delegates as well as houses all over the world.
“Meanwhile, they owe most workers, lecturers and retirees.
Yes, our country stands hijacked by forces of retrogression, we are almost zero in all indices of development and as a result, our future, especially those of the youth and generations unborn, is in ruins.
“We have become a laughing stock among other nations, including African countries where we were once revered,” he said.
Obi said the Labour Party, which represented workers and masses of this great nation, was organised to working for our economic rebirth of Nigeria.
He said the journey was going to be a collective one and would require the cooperation of critical stakeholders in our country, especially the youth.
“I therefore thank all of you and call for your sustained support towards returning Nigeria to Nigerians from forces of bad leadership and retrogression.
“In the battle to retake Nigeria, the odds are great and seemingly insurmountable, but with our commitment, patriotism and understanding, we shall succeed.
” In doing this, our battle cry shall remain: get your PVC and become part of this great liberation!
.*We will also seek to unite our nation by pulling our people out of poverty, and creating a new sense of nationalism and patriotism.
“I assure you that no region; state, local government or communities will be left behind,” he said.