Obi campaigns in Abuja, vows to revolutionise governance

Peter Obi

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi was in Abuja on Thursday for a campaign rally where he told the crowd that he and his running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed are just tools and that the forthcoming election is for the people.

Addressing the people at the Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Garki, Mr Obi promised that an LP government will do things differently.

He promised to revolutionize the country if the party wins the February 25 presidential election.

His words: “Nigeria in the past 20 years has produced insecurity; Nigeria in the past 20 years has produced poverty and unemployment.

“We are offering you security and prosperity. We are going to fight insecurity. Criminals are no longer formidable unless there is no leadership.”

Obi said his government will start by revolutionalising Nigeria as a country and move to provide good things of life.

“There will be a food revolution. We are going to make food abundant so that Nigerians will have no reason to be hungry again.

“We will empower women and youths. We will unite Nigeria. In the next five years, you will be proud to be a Nigerian and nobody will treat you based on where you come from,” he said.

The LP candidate declared that in 2012, the unemployment rate was 16 percent, but now it is 65 percent.

“We will employ our youths. Nigeria will be a great nation again. Join us to build a new Nigeria. You are the ones contesting this election through us, we are only representing you.

“Labour Party is producing what has never happened before. For the first time, the presidential candidate and the running mate, and the National Chairman were born after independence.

“This election will be by competence. We are competent people. We are compassionate people. Our commitment is total, hold us responsible for a new Nigeria.

“We will stop stealing. They want to buy your votes. If they give you money, collect it, it is your money, collect and vote for us,” he added.

LP vice presidential candidate Baba-Ahmed described Obi as a shining star, noting that for eight years as Anambra State governor, he borrowed no money.

Baba-Ahmed stated that after nine years, Obi is coming back, not for Anambra but for Nigeria.

“Anybody who tells you the security situation in the country has improved does not mean well for Nigeria.

“Peter Obi will unite Nigeria. We are coming to do things differently. Peter Obi is going to work for Nigeria,” he assured.