The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together on the 2019 basic election, Mr. Peter Obi, has declared his curiosity to contest the presidency in 2023 throughout a gathering with Anambra State monarchs on Thursday, vowing to maneuver Nigeria ahead if he’s given the chance to steer the nation.
Obi’s declaration got here simply after the presidential standard-bearer of the PDP on the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had additionally declared his curiosity.
Atiku, who contested alongside Obi, as his vice-presidential candidate, declared his curiosity on Wednesday.
Obi, who made his declaration recognized earlier than the standard rulers in Awka, on Thursday, stated he determined to inform the monarchs first to be able to search their blessings and prayers.
“I’m speaking to the standard rulers as a result of if any person begins any journey, he should first inform his fathers. I’m telling you as my fathers that I’m popping out to contest the place of the president of Nigeria.
“You realize me and you know the way Nigeria is at present. In 2019, I went with Atiku because the vice presidential candidate, however at present, I need to come out by myself.
“I simply got here to hunt your blessings as the standard rulers of the state. I’m right here to let you know as my very own fathers, that I’m aspiring for the president of Nigeria,” he stated.
The previous Anambra State governor stated that after fastidiously evaluating and analysing Nigeria’s present challenges, he found that the nation was on the lowest ebb and wanted any person like him to maneuver it ahead.
He stated that he strongly believed in a united Nigeria and got here into the race to maneuver the nation ahead and safe her.
“If I’m voted because the President, I’ll safe Nigerians, create jobs for the teeming youths of the nation and pull Nigeria out of poverty.
“All the things I’ve accomplished relating to assets, I’ve managed them proudly. I need to transfer this nation ahead. I’m a Nigerian, I imagine in a single united Nigeria, I would like it secured.
“I’m not simply aspiring for political place however to serve and transfer the nation ahead. I’ve all it takes to be president and transfer the nation ahead,” he added.
Talking on the session, the senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Uche Ekwunife, referred to as on the royal fathers to endorse Obi with their royal blessings.
“That is to tell the standard rulers within the state to wish for the Peter Obi presidential ambition,” she added.
She urged the standard rulers because the custodians of the custom of communities to inform their people who Anambra was within the presidential contest, including that it was not solely Peter who’s within the race, however the complete state and nation.
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