Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has said he looks forward to building a country where everyone can achieve his dreams.
The former Anambra state governor made this statement in Port Harcourt, the River State capital, on Thursday, December 22, 2022.
Obi, who stressed that Nigerians must vote for persons of competence, with the capacity and capability to change the country, said that his ambition is to “build a society where people will be secured, where a child of nobody will be able to be president of this country.”
Insisting that the “job is a job for people with physical and mental energy, not a retirement home,” the LP presidential candidate revealed that he is in the race with his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, because they are “committed to building a new Nigeria as it is possible.
“Hold us responsible, we are prepared for the job. Somebody asked me today, with all these monies they have stolen, how would you transform Nigeria, and I said, I have turned around failed businesses. Nigeria is a failed country, give it to us, we will turn it around. We want Nigerians to hold us responsible for turning around this country.
“I am not looking for anything. I have been a governor for eight years, I didn’t owe salary, or gratuity or pension, but I left $150 million and N30 billion.
“Go to Anambra State, if you see one piece of land allocated to Peter Obi, the wife or anybody close to me, I will stop running. Next year’s election is based on the character we can trust,” he reiterated.
On his part, Labour Party’s (LP) National Chairman, Julius Abure, told the crowd that “2023 is the time to recover our country from those who have put us in poverty, in hunger and unemployment. Therefore, the choice we must make in 2023 is the Labour Party and Peter Obi.
“There is no doubt why we have been suffering because we have been voting for the wrong people. It is now time for us to vote for the right people who will recover this country again”.