Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has asked Nigerians to believe in the party’s commitment to changing, reestablishing, and rebuilding the country.
If he were elected president, he promised that Nigeria would improve under his leadership. On Thursday, Obi participated in the flag-off campaign of Alex Otti, the party’s governorship candidate in the state, in Aba, the capital city of Abia State.
Obi lamented that major industries that made up the centre of local production of goods in Aba and other major cities in Nigeria were dying because of adverse business policies in Nigeria.
He said, “We are determined to rebuild Nigeria. We want to secure Nigeria and stop insecurity.
“We have visited the geometric power company in Aba and assured them that Aba will have constant light if we are voted into power. We will fix the roads such that a journey from Aba to Port Harcourt will be only 30 minutes.
“We are not here to make fake promises. I urge Abians to read the manifesto of our governorship candidate in Abia State, Chief Alex Otti, and I can assure you that he will keep to all the promises made in that document.”
In his speech, Otti urged the people of Abia to insist that character, capacity, and competence be used to choose who to support in the general election in 2023.
According to him, he entered the campaign for governor to express his desire to free Abia from the over 23-year stranglehold of corrupt leadership.
Otti vowed to spread the word of freedom throughout the state up to triumph.
Under his leadership as governor, he insisted huge unemployment, unpaid salaries, pensions, and gratuities would become a thing of the past.
He said, “This is the most critical election in our lives, it’s the last chance we have to retrieve our state from those who don’t have respect for our lives and happiness.
“Do not permit consideration other than credibility, character and competence to determine your choice of candidates.
“Bad governance is spread across the state. Just like we buy things from the same market, nobody buys things cheaper from being from a particular part of the state.
“Insist on capacity and character and insist on competency as the only factor determining your choice of candidates.
“Ndi Abia takes politics seriously because it determines your lives and the opportunities that will come your way.
“Do not shun voting because every factor that encourages rigging of an election has been expunged from the lexicon of the Independent National Electoral commission. Cast your votes and insist that the results are uploaded to the server before leaving your voting centre,” he added.