- The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has restated his love for Nigeria
- The former governor of Anambra state disclosed he wouldn't abandon his dear country if war breaks out
- Meanwhile, the OBidient movement is growing even as some personalities in the country are maintaining it's a social media affair for the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 election
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has vowed not to abandon Nigeria if war should break out.
According to a report by PM News, Obi said even if he was out of the country during a war, he will find a way to return because he prefers to die in Nigeria, than live free in another man’s country.
Obi gives reason
The Labour Party’s presidential candidate made the comments in a virtual interactive session with more than 1,000 members of his foremost support group, the 'Peter Obi Support Network'.
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He told the gathering that he believes that Nigeria is the “only country I have.”
“If I am out of Nigeria today and there is a war in Nigeria, I will find a way to return to Nigeria because I will rather die in my country, Nigeria, than live free in another man’s country.”
Obi sends message to Nigerians abroad
Obi, however, urged everyone, especially those in the diaspora, to contribute to Nigeria’s development in whatever capacity they could.
He commended the efforts of diaspora Nigerians in developing the country and urged them not to relent but remember, 'Nigeria will always be their home'.
Nigerians took to the official Facebook page of Legit.ng and aired their views on Obi's statement.
Yakubu Abdullahi stated
"He is just saying his mind as a true Nigerian he is not saying he want to bring war after all what we are seeing in Nigeria today is more than war."
Bassey Milan Bassey opined
"Peter Obi must have been misquoted out of context,some of the jagajagabandits that criticises Obi are jealous of his rising profile daily."
Olufemi Michael said
"Comrade Peter obi my vote is for you, but you need to stop this kind of joke, it's too expensive."
Umar 'java' Mohammed claimed
"From someone whose family lives abroad, and only stays in Nigeria for political reasons.
Isiaka Muhammad Gbale maintained
"That's because he is having trouble travelling out of the country."
Okonkwo Chukwukadibia stated
"The fact remains that he never left Nigeria after office ... Therefore he is saying the truth."
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Ogbonnia has also made known his plan to throw his weight behind Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
The southeast politician noted that while he will remain in the APC, his support will be for Obi because he is the spearhead of Nigeria's democratic revolution and the nation's hope moving forward.
Peter Obi: 'OBIdient' movement driven by the masses, says Umeh
He said the movement is now bigger than Obi himself because it is driven by the masses.
He added that Obi is very influential, stressing that the LP presidential candidate will get support across the country.