The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, says he is offering himself to be the team leader of a new Nigeria where no one, no matter what their tribe or tongue, will be alienated, marginalized or excluded.
Mr. Obi drew notes from the lessons of keeping Nigeria one post-civil war, which was 52 years ago on Sunday, January 15.
The previous Anambra State governor promised his obligation to incite a nation where equity, justice, and fairness rule, should he win the election.
Mr. Obi, who focuses on one Nigeria, was talking at a special broadcast to mark the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance prior to making a trip to the United Kingdom for his engagement at Chatham House.
“I Mr. Peter Obi, a proud Nigerian of Igbo extraction, I am truthfully and wholly committed to the stand of One Nigeria,” the LP flagbearer pledged.
He also stated that “it is worth calling a spade a spade, there are youths all over Nigeria who are frustrated because of injustice, poverty, lack of opportunities, employment, and apparent exclusion.
“Such youths will cease any opportunity and use any tool to express their frustration and anger; I believe that some of those who are agitating are doing so partly due to failures of creating and inclusive and progressive Nigeria.
“A working Nigeria, with equity, justice, and fairness will effectively checkmate extreme groups as Boko Haram and ISWAP,” Mr. Obi argued.
According to him, the best system for managing the situation manifesting in the guise of hazy nationalism, bigoted patriotism, and religious bigotry, is the carrot-and-stick approach.
Mr. Obi further affirmed that nation-building and the balancing out of the society have become very imperative and accordingly, Nigeria must win those that can be won over, by ensuring equity and justice dictate the way in which the country operates.