Nigeria @63: Obi insists a Nigeria still possible


Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has urged Nigerians not to despair over the agonizing situation in the country after 63 years of our nationhood, but to remain resolute and hopeful that a new Nigeria is still possible.

Even amidst grave uncertainties and apparent hardship, the citizens of Nigeria are experiencing due to persistent leadership failure after 63 years of our nationhood, Obi said the situation might be critical, but certainly not hopeless.

The LP presidential standard bearer noted that the real reason Nigerians have remained visibly mired in poor governance and poverty after 63 years is that successive administrations through policies actions and inactions have attempted to suppress conscientious people, in tove the way for them to remain at the helm of power. The evidence of elite consensus on the way forward on structure and nation-building remains a core problem.

Obi in a press statement issued by the Obi-Datti Media Office, drew analogy between a nation’s life and parameters of modern technology. It states “if the input is garbage-in, then the output will be garbage-out. When you Google a subject, the response you get will be based on the questions you input. Every nation invariably determines its own fate and destiny; and gets a leadership they deserve. Nigeria cannot be an exception. If we subscribe to rogue leadership, then we must face the attending consequences.”

Part of the statement reads: “At 63 years, what type of questions are Nigerians asking of their leaders and what type of answer are we expecting? If at 63 years we cannot conduct an election to allow the will of the people to prevail, what type of country do we expect?

“Every year on October 1st since 1960, we try to review our life as a nation but on looking back can we say that where we are is where we are supposed to be despite our vast human and natural resources? The answer is no.

“Present realities notwithstanding, Obi is hopeful that a New Nigeria is POssible; but insists that the burden of responsibility is on Nigerians to take back their country those engaged in State capture.

“While wishing Nigerians a happy independence anniversary, Obi prayed for God’s continued mercy and grace on the nation.”
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