2023 Presidency: Am In Race To Fix, Unite Nigeria – Peter Obi
Former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, who formally declared his intention to vie for Nigeria’s presidential seat on Thursday, has explained his reason for showing interest in the race.
“I am not contesting because I want political appointment but to serve this country and unite Nigeria and I am the only person that can unite Nigeria,” he said.
Obi, who is vying to preside over Nigeria on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the formal declaration in a meeting with Anambra State traditional rulers in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State.
He also told the royal father’s that “The state of our country today is deplorable, the level of insecurity is indeed unfortunate and Nigeria has fallen to the lowest ebb in the committee of nations and I am the only one that can restore security in Nigeria.
“As President, I want security of lives and property in Borno State, in Minna and Niger states, as I want it to be in Onitsha and in Kano or Ekiti State.
“My interest in the presidency of Nigeria is to restore security and revamp our educational sector and also revive the health sector and I have seriously studied our country and I have come to discover that all that we need is to ensure security so that foreign and local investments would thrive in all parts of the country.
“I have come to serve Nigeria and I have what it takes to restore the dignity of our country and to unite the country because if there is no unity in Nigeria, we cannot move ahead.
“You all know me very well. I do not need any further introduction. You all know what I did as governor of Anambra State and Anambra is like Nigeria and anybody who is able to manage Anambra State can manage Nigeria and I am calling for your support and I have confidence in you all that you will support me,” Obi told the royal fathers.
In their response, the 177 autonomous communities in Anambra State endorsed the former State Governor as their candidate for the 2023 Presidential Election.
The Chairman of Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, Obi of Onitsha, who was represented by Igwe Emma Nnabuife of Okija, said “the entire monarchs have spoken that Peter Obi is our man for presidency.
“We need no other person but him and the Igbos have endorsed Mr. Peter Obi as our candidate and this is the turn of Ndigbo.”
The traditional Monarchs also prayed for the realisation of Obi’s ambition.
Expressing support for the candidacy of Mr. Peter Obi, Senator Uche Ekwunife said: “those asking questions about which of the Igbo people is eligible to go for president are ignorant of the personality of Mr. Peter Obi.
“When you go to the North, they say that they are waiting for Igbos and the person is Peter Obi; you go to the West, they say they are waiting for Ndigbo and they are waiting for Peter Obi and you go to South South and they say they are waiting for Peter Obi.
“This is a good product and a good product does not need so much stress to sell through and that is Peter Obi and we in Igbo land have no choice but to support our brother because he is the next president of Nigeria.” Ekwunife said.