Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has urged all Nigerians to join forces in the effort to retake the country.
“We should arise to take back our country from the cold hands of corruption, insecurity and unproductivity,” Obi said in his New Year message to the nation issued by his media aide, Mr Valentine Obienyem in Enugu on Sunday.
Obi said that “2023 is a very critical year that will determine the next direction of the nation”.
He explained that the nation could not continue in its retrogressive movement in the coming years, as that would result in the total collapse of the nation.
“2023 is an existential year in the history of our nation. It is a year we all must unite against the continued abuse of our nation’s democracy and economy.
The power is in our hands to take back our nation, in 2023, and make it work,” he said.
Calling on Nigerians to support him in saving the nation, Obi restated his commitment to securing the country, unifying the nation and moving it from consumption to production.
He called on Nigerians to hold him accountable to his promises of a better nation when given access to power.
“I have made a pact with Nigerians and I will not leave any of my promises unfulfilled. Nigerians can hold me accountable by my words of promise,” Obi added.
He wished Nigerians a very productive 2023 and urged them to remain law-abiding while contributing to the growth and development of the nation.