Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), said that his candidature represents the current generation. He also said that he wasn’t like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, who is over 70 years old, or the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, who doesn’t even know his age.
Obi argued that electing frugal, responsible people is preferable to picking those who will waste Nigeria’s resources.
He said Nigeria is in dire straits and can only be saved by a true patriot.
Obi, speaking to the massive crowd that had gathered at Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos, Plateau State, for his campaign rally, said that Nigeria needs urgent deliverance and that if elected, his administration would construct a country in which all residents would feel a sense of belonging.
He lamented that Nigeria had become the global epicentre of poverty but promised that the country’s economy would be restructured to end poverty and restore the optimism of the ordinary Nigerian.
According to him, “It is a shock that Nigeria has become the world’s poverty capital through bad leadership. A vote for Obi/Dati will restore lost hope. The two of us are educated; Nigeria should look at the candidates’ pedigrees and backgrounds and choose the right one. We are the most qualified of all the candidates; we are not like the PDP candidate that is over 70 years and the APC candidate that does not even know his age.
“2023 is not the turn of anyone, but the turn of all Nigerians to a choice for credible leadership; it is the turn of Nigerians to take their destiny in their hands. I am contesting because I am a Nigerian. There’s no difference between the rich and the poor; they both go to the same market, we shall bridge the gap if elected.”
If elected, he promised the people of Plateau State that he would return the state to its former glory and turn it into an African tourist hotspot.
The party’s gubernatorial candidate in Plateau State, Dr Patrick Dakum, also addressed the audience, urging the state’s people to get ready for the challenge and collect their PVCs before the deadline so that their efforts would not be in vain.