The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has urged Nigerians, especially youths not to be misled again by political parties that have kept them in poverty.
The presidential candidate gave the admonition on Sunday, January 22, 2023, while speaking during the party’s presidential campaign rally at the Kano Pillars Stadium.
The former Anambra State governor pledged to return Kano to its old glory and a bubbling commercial city.
“We want to bring Kano back to what Kano used to be. That is what we want to do, and we can only do it by pulling you out of poverty. We are not in this business to waste anybody’s time. They have deceived you; they promised you and delivered nothing.
“We are not like that, we want you to take what we are saying, and you will see it happen. This election this year, let them not deceive you. They will tell you we are from the North; this election will not be based on ethnicity or tribe,” Obi said.
Obi is running against Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu, Rabiu Kwankwaso, among other candidates.
Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has again dared the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu to suspend the G-5 governors and see if the party would be able to withstand the storm that will follow.
The governor who was speaking on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the campaign flag-off rally of the State PDP Campaign Council in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of the State, Governor Wike boasted that the G-5 Governors are above the threat of suspension.
“We are above that level that you think you can threaten anybody; intimidate anybody with whatever illegal decision you have taken.”
“So, we are waiting for you to announce my own and any other of my friend. Like I have said, when a man says you will not sleep, he too, will he sleep? Will Ayu sleep? Will those his cohorts sleep? So don’t worry, we have the capacity to pay back. We have the capacity to tell you that enough is enough.”
Reacting to the dissolution of the Ekiti State executive committee of the Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC), Wike described it as an act of tyranny that would be challenged in court.
He warned that the resort to despotism by the PDP National Working Committee would not do the party any good in the forthcoming general elections.
Governor Wike said that the reason why the dissolution of the Ekiti State working committee would be challenged in court was that there were still members of the PDP who believed in the rule of law and that the party should respect its constitution.
“Let me also use this opportunity to say to Iyorchia Ayu and his team, your dissolving Ekiti State Exco will not help you in anyway.
“Your suspending people will not help you in anyway. The battle line has been fully drawn. As I speak to you, we will do everything legally possible to challenge any decision we know is illegal.
“So, don’t think you can threaten people by saying so, so persons have been suspended. Rubbish! Completely rubbish.”
He stressed that the Ayu-led NWC resort to tyranny would do more damage to the PDP as far as the coming general election is concerned.