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‘We Must Avoid Another War’ – Peter Obi Says In A 53 Years Remembrance of Civil War

Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has encouraged Nigerians to stay out of situations that could spark another war 53 years after the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, which cost no less than three million lives on both sides.

Ndigbo, who sided with the Biafrans throughout the war, according to Obi, were dedicated to the principles of a just, equitable, and inclusive Nigeria.

Before taking off to London for a presentation at Chatham House, the former governor of Anambra State gave a speech in Lagos. He insisted that a new and united Nigeria was feasible and blamed some agitations across Nigeria on ineffective systems and policies.

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The purpose of Obi’s speech was to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the end of the Nigerian civil war and the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.


The Federal Government has set aside January 15 each year to memorialize the sacrifices made by the Nigerian Armed Forces in various war zones throughout the world and to celebrate the end of the Nigerian Civil War.

Obi remembered that when the civil war ended 53 years ago, all Nigerians were given the chance for a new beginning since the military government in power at the time had proclaimed “No Victor, No Vanquished” and had urged them all to take part in the process of reconciliation.

He said: “Anyone who still harbours a different agenda different from the realisation of a wholesome and unifying people-oriented development vision is doing a terrible disservice to this generation and generations of Nigerians yet unborn.

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“I cannot think of any valid reason, except for the deficit of sound socio-economic and political policies and programmes that will unite and propel Nigeria forward.

“From what I know of the South-East, the Igbo Nation, led by Ohaneze, has at every opportunity been unequivocal about its commitment to the unity, oneness, integrity, and progress of Nigeria, based on equity, justice, and an inclusive society.

“And I, Peter Obi, a proud Nigerian of Igbo extraction, I am most truthfully and wholly committed to that stand of one united, secure and progressive Nigeria.”


He called the annual event’s this year’s version a really unique and special day.


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