As 2023 draws near, political parties have begin to take their campaigns to the nook and cranny of the nation. Amongst others, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to deliver the country from the hands of the ruling party which has left it in poverty despite the country’s enormous potential.
He stated this during his campaign Yesterday at the Jolly Nyame Stadium Jalingo, Taraba State, stressing that Nigeria is collapsing quickly with the worsening statistics of people living in poverty.
He said, “Nigeria is collapsing, and it is doing so very fast. We have 133 million people in poverty, and Taraba is no exception. It is happening here where we have millions of people who don’t know where the next meal will come from. That is what I and Baba-Ahmed want to reverse.”
In his speech, Obi’s running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, said, “Nigeria is waging war; that war is not between tribes, it is not between faiths – it is between the good people of Nigeria and bad governance and that war we must win.”
The duo assured stakeholders in the state of their commitment to govern from the state, where both the human and capital of the country are located if they are elected to power.
In a related development, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has, in his campaign in Osogbo, noted that with his vast experience, he would be able to bring the needed changes in the country.
He added that his administration would empower the state to deliver good governance to the people of the state.
“I appeal to you to come out in great numbers as you did in the last state election and vote PDP in the next year’s election.
“That is the only way you can secure your future and that of your children, we will not fail you. We are not like the All Progressives Congress, APC, we have done it before, we have the experience and capacity to bring the needed changes. We are not new as far as governance is concerned in Nigeria.