2023: Nigeria Has Very Huge Problems, Currently At Risk Of Explosion –Peter Obi
At the hit of the polity towards the 2023 general elections, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party LP, Mr. Peter Obi has called on the party faithful, candidates, and supporters to desist from derogatory roles against the opponents.
Mr. Obi made the call following the rise of verbal war amongst Nigerians ahead of the general polls.
The former governor of Anambra State, Obi described the governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom as a patriotic Nigerian and however, faulted those who degenerate in name calling and other forms of deceit capable of jeopardizing the goals of the party and well-meaning Nigerians in the upcoming voter exercises.
He, therefore, cautioned against the further occurrence of such reports even as he expressed optimism that Nigeria shall be great again.
“I called on the Labour Party Faithfuls, especially candidates at all levels, including my supporters, to desist from name calling or derogating anyone, groups of persons, or religions.
“Nigeria has very huge problems and is currently at risk of implosion from economic hardship and insecurity. The focus, therefore, should be on how to deal with the deleterious consequences of a tanking economy, pervasive insecurity, and the many challenges that the nation is contending with, rather than degenerating into name-calling. Specifically, during our recent campaign in Benue, a candidate referred to the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom, as a “deceit.” That is unacceptable to us.
“The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, remains a very patriotic Nigerian, who has always spoken for the best interest of his people and Nigeria in general. We all have our shortcomings, I have mine, and so do others. But, we should not refer to people in such a derogatory manner
“We must continue to focus on running an issue-based campaign and unite with everyone to build a new and better Nigeria.
“I wish all our candidates, including myself, well in the forthcoming elections.”