The Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, at a campaign rally in Enugu, the capital of Eastern region met an unprecedented and overwhelming supporters in all the points he visited with security operatives having a hectic day controlling crying and cheering supporters who struggled to have a glimpse of him.
Addressing a rally of mammoth supporters at Michael Okpala Square Enugu, Obi declared to the jubilant organic crowd that a new Nigeria is possible, noting however that we first have to remove failed leaders.
“A new Nigeria is possible. You can’t drive from here to Onitsha. After 24 years, they can’t complete Enugu to Onitsha road. 24 years, they can’t complete Enugu to PortHarcout, 159 kilometers. And they still want power again, to do what?”
Obi said he is in the race to rescue Nigeria: “Some one called my attention to a publication that says my company has been frozen in United Kingdom, I laughed because I left UK since 2006. I told the white man that I am done with your country. I am going back to my country. I don’t have any residence permit of any other country.”
The former Anambra State Governor said that if given the mandate, he and his running mate, Yusuf Baba- Ahmed, “will secure and unite Nigeria. We will ensure that police will become your friend. We will recruit more people at all levels of our security agencies. We will look after them and we will insure them in case anything happens to them or their families. So, they will do their work. We will ensure there is rule of law in Nigeria.”
Obi assured the people that his government will restructure the international airports in Enugu, Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Port Hacourt to make it competitive with others across the globe.
“If we are in government, if you are in South East, you don’t need to go anywhere to fly to any part of the world. People will fly from Abuja to any part of the world. They will from Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt to every part of the world because the country will be booming again.”
The VP Candidate in his own remarks at the rally said that beside, “Peter Obi, any other person contesting election in 2023 is deceiving himself. Peter Obi is one exemplary Nigerian who is moving Nigeria from disunity to unity. He will take Nigeria from consumption to production.”