Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, visited Delta State on Monday and said that the miseries of Nigerians at the moment knew no boundaries of religion, geography, or tribe.
He took his campaign to two major areas of the state, Warri, and Asaba, the state’s capital.
Speaking to supporters in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, Obi declared that the Obi-Datti ticket was the greatest and most trustworthy one for securing and uniting the nation.
The LP candidate promised that his administration would transition the nation from one of consumption to one of production with the help of the youth’s excitement and energy.
“We will make education work, no more strikes in our public varsities. We will ensure that there is law and order, and no more harassment by police because we will train them to work. They are our friends and not enemies”, he said.
At Warri Obi told supporters, “Warri Port will work. We are supposed to drive from here to Warri on the double lane, we will do it and complete East-West road, which they have been building for 24 years now”
He said that he is not running for president because he is from the South-East, urging everyone to disregard the “it’s my turn” campaign slogan.
He insisted that it was the responsibility of every right-thinking Nigerian to retake the nation.
The LP candidate said: “I am from the South-East, if it is turn by turn, it is the turn of the South-East. But I am not running this election because I am from the South-East but because I am a Nigerian and am the best. No other person or group is like the Obi-Datti combination.
“We still have age on our side, our average is 50. The average age of others is 70 which is the retirement age. We will make sure they are retired in peace.
“The job of governing this country requires physical and mental energy, we want those who are ready. We want people we can trust, people who will trace their history.
“We are businessmen, we create wealth, our opponents have never created wealth, rather they are only used to taking and sharing. We are competent, we are qualified, and we have the capacity to do the job. And above all, we have compassion.
“Don’t follow them, if they give you money, take it and vote for us because that money is your money which they stole initially.
“They said LP has no structure, it is that structure they have used to impoverish Nigerians. We want to throw away that structure. So vote LP candidates. Don’t be deceived, a new Nigeria is possible”.
The wife of Mr. Peter Obi, Mrs. Margaret Obi, who also spoke to the crowd, urged Nigerians to hold her accountable if her husband doesn’t fulfill his campaign promises if he is elected.
Both the umbrella and the broom that Nigerians had previously trusted with their votes, according to Mrs. Obi, have utterly let them down. She insisted that LP was the only party with a human face.
The only party with a human face, she urged the populace, “LP is the only party with a human face. We have followed the broom, umbrella, and chicken; now it’s time to follow mama, papa, and pikin.
“As women and youths, it is time for us to collect our PVCs to change the system. Any promise made by Obi, if not fulfilled, I should be held responsible. If he fails to perform, hold me responsible.
“God has blessed us in this country, this is the last chance to get it right. This is time for a new Nigeria, come out and vote because it is the only weapon we have,” she said.
Alhaji Yusuf Datti-Ahmed, the running mate, and other party leaders made speeches during the gathering and urged the crowd to support all Labour Party candidates in order to save the nation.