The Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for president, Peter Obi, has urged his followers to maintain composure and exercise patience when provoked.
Obi, in a statement he made on Wednesday, said that the necessity of upholding the rule of law, has been highlighted by recent events in Nigeria, notably the political upheavals in the state of Adamawa. He declared that as a proud Nigerian, he is still dedicated to serving the populace and building a stronger Nigeria. He urged Nigerians to pray for a more favourable and prosperous nation.
“Nigeria is a truly blessed and potentially great nation. With the Almighty God on our side, Nigeria’s greatness will soon manifest fully, thus ensuring that she is well-respected globally,” Obi said. “In view of this, l ask all well-meaning Nigerians to commit their hearts to prayers for a better and greater Nigeria. It bears reiterating as I did yesterday at the National Executive Council Meeting of the Labour Party held in Asaba, that the millions of Nigerians who voted for Datti and I did not just cast their votes, but they invested their hope in us for a new Nigeria.”
He asked his supporters to show restraint as they did during the elections and keep hope alive for a better Nigeria. “We must do our utmost to be calm even under provocation; we must also not allow those bent on using any pretext to plunge our country into chaos and leave our youths without a future to succeed. We were provoked during the elections, but we showed restraint, patriotism and wisdom because we were voting for a greater Nigeria and not for the destruction of Nigeria,” he said.
“I plead to every Nigerian to keep the faith and hope in Nigeria alive. We are on this journey together, and better and happier years await all of us. God bless the good people of Nigeria and the Federal Republic of Nigeria ”