The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has said he is truthfully and wholly committed to the stand of One Nigeria
He stated this while speaking at a special broadcast to mark the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance, yesterday.
The former governor of Anambra state noted that he is offering himself to be the team leader of a new Nigeria where no one will be estranged, marginalized or excluded regardless of their tribe or tongue.
If he wins the election, Obi has vowed to work toward creating a nation where equity, justice, and fairness are the norm.
“I Mr Peter Obi, a proud Nigerian of Igbo extraction, I am truthfully and wholly committed to the stand of One Nigeria,” the LP flagbearer pledged.
“It is worth calling a spade a spade, there are youths all over Nigeria who are frustrated because of injustice, poverty, lack of opportunities, employment, and apparent exclusion.
“Such youths will cease any opportunity and use any tool to express their frustration and anger; I believe that some of those who are agitating are doing so partly due to failures of creating an inclusive and progressive Nigeria.
“A working Nigeria, with equity, justice and fairness will effectively checkmate extreme groups such as Boko Haram and ISWAP,” Obi argued.
Speaking further, he said the carrot and stick approach is the best strategy to deal with the situation manifesting in the guise of unclear nationalism, bigoted patriotism and religious bigotry.
Furthermore, Obi claimed that nation-building and social stabilization are now crucial, and as a result, Nigeria must win over those who are susceptible by guaranteeing that equity and justice govern the way the nation is run.