The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has promised to return power back to the citizens.
The former Anambra State Governor spoke at the Labour Party and Coalition for Peter Obi leadership summit in Abuja yesterday.
According to Obi, in 2023, Nigerians would no longer allow “drivers that don’t know where we are going” to lead the country, adding that nobody knows where the country is heading. The Summit had coalition groups working for the presidential bid of the former Anambra State governor in attendance.
Obi said his job in 2023 is to wrest power from those who hold it presently and return it back to the people, adding that his administration would provide leadership that he said had been lacking. He also pledged to return the country to production, saying, “All we want to do is to move this country from consumption to production”.
The Director–General of Obi/Datti Campaign Organisation, Dr. Doyin Okupe, warned that Nigerians would suffer if the country continued on the same path, saying the party would mobilise to ensure that everyone at the polling stations voted for the LP.
Obi’s vice-presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, called for calm ahead of the election. He cautioned election riggers to “sheath their sword” and allow the voice of the people to prevail. He said: “We do not take anything from anybody for the campaign. We are not looking for money in government; we are looking for how to manage government money by following a serious leader who knows how to create money”.
“I am following a leader who has nothing to achieve again in this life except to see a peaceful and prosperous nation”, he maintained.