Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for president in the most recent general election, has stated that no one can make him leave Nigeria.
He said there are too many “thieves” who are causing the masses’ suffering, and he pledged that his party is committed to ridding the country’s political system of such individuals. He added that his party is committed to building a new Nigeria.
He declared that he would persist until such individuals were removed from all political positions in the nation.
“There is too much suffering in this country, and, that is what we, in Labour Party, are fighting to end. There are many thieves in the country. So, Labour Party is fighting to create a new Nigeria. I am here with you, and nobody is going to force me to leave Nigeria”, he said.
The former governor of Anambra state lamented that the people of this nation are currently experiencing hardship and added that there is too much suffering in the nation during his speech at Onitsha Holiday Resort, Onitsha. He was appealing to voters in this Saturday’s supplementary election in Ogbaru Federal Constituency.
Prior to the supplementary election, which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, planned to hold to decide who would win the federal constituency seat, Obi had started a road show campaign tour of the wards in the constituency.
At the various locations where he introduced Afam Ogene, the Labour Party candidate in the constituency, to the locals, Obi, who was joined by Senator-elect Tony Nwoye and Mr. Oseloka Obaze, urged them to vote for the party and Ogene, saying that they would support him and he would rebuild Ogbaru.
“Remember that I built all these roads here when I was governor, if you vote for us in this Saturday’s re-run election, we will come back to thank you; Afam Ogene will develop here,” he said.