Peter Obi Insists on Becoming the President of Nigeria
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, (LP) in the February presidential election insisted that he must be President of Nigeria.
The former governor of Anambra state, who is in court with the winner of the presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said he is convinced in his spirit that he will be President.
The LP candidate spoke during the launch of a book written in his honour: ‘Peter Obi: Many Voices, One Perspective’, in Awka, Anambra State.
Obi insists that he is not sure of what day he would become the president of Nigeria, but he would definitely be and anyone who thinks “I’m on transit” is wasting his time.
“Other people who want to be, should come and tell us what they want to do, and how to do it. This is my country, I don’t have dual citizenship. If anyone thinks I am going to run away from Nigeria, they are lying”, he added.
Obi who was one of the forerunners in the election said he is not in a hurry to become the president but he is sure it would happen and he does not have plans of leaving the country.
He added that it took him about three years to reclaim his governorship and he was fulfilled.
“For three years I was in court in Anambra to reclaim my governorship, just to challenge the process. Many people tried to discourage me, but I said even if the entire four year tenure elapsed for us to prove a point and correct the process, I will be fulfilled.
He argued that he is an advocate doing the right thing, and he urged everyone who has the chance to do the same.
The former governor mentioned an event he attended which was the World Food Organisation. He stated that there was a report that Nigeria will face intense hunger in years to come.
“It is Nigeria that will face hunger, not Peter Obi. The report listed Borno, Adamawa and Yobe as the states that will be worse hit, but those three states put together are five times larger in land mass of Israel, yet Egypt exports food, but Nigeria cannot feed itself” he said.
Prof Chinyere Okunna, one of the editors of the book, in her remarks said the launching was geared towards raising funds for the financing of the matter before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).
“We believe in Obi. He is not a saint, but among all the people who contested to become president, none comes close to him in humility, education, love of the people, experience and knowledge.
“Litigation is a very capital intensive project and we want to support him through this launching. It was very clear that Obi won the election, but we want to call on the judiciary to be upright in their judgement and do the right thing,” she said.
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