Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s LP presidential candidate, has reaffirmed his commitment to a united and single Nigeria.
Before departing for the UK for his engagement at Chatham House, Obi made this vow during a special broadcast to commemorate the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance.
He asserted that he is putting himself up as the team captain of a brand-new Nigeria in which no one will be alienated, outcast, or excluded because of their tribe or language.
2023 Presidency: Peter Obi Sends Message To Nigerian Youths
On January 15, the Labour Party candidate drew lessons from the 52-year-old experience of keeping Nigeria united after the civil war.
Should he win the election, he promised to work hard to create a nation where equity, justice, and fairness prevail.
“I Mr Peter Obi, a proud Nigerian of Igbo extraction, I am truthfully and wholly committed to the stand of One Nigeria.
“It is worth calling a spade a spade, there are youths all over Nigeria who are frustrated because of injustice, poverty, lack of opportunities, employment, and apparent exclusion.
“Such youths will seize any opportunity and use any tool to express their frustration and anger; I believe that some of those who are agitating are doing so partly due to failures of creating an inclusive and progressive Nigeria.
2023 Elections: I’m Committed To One Nigeria – Peter Obi
“A working Nigeria, with equity, justice and fairness will effectively checkmate extreme groups such as Boko Haram and ISWAP,” he said.
The carrot-and-stick method is, in Obi’s opinion, the most effective way to deal with the issue that appears under the form of ambiguous nationalism, bigoted patriotism, and religious bigotry.
He went on to say that it is now crucial than ever to construct a nation and stabilize society.
Obi emphasized that Nigeria must persuade those who are amenable by making sure equity and justice govern the way the nation conducts itself.
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