Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to see the year 2023 as critical for the survival of the country.
In his New Year message, the former governor of Anambra State urged all Nigerians to unite in the journey of taking back the nation from the cold hands of corruption, insecurity and unproductivity.
“2023 is a very critical year that will determine the next direction of the nation,” said Obi.
He explained that the nation cannot continue in its retrogressive movement in the coming years, as that will result in a 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 the coming year, and make it work,” he noted.
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 for 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.
Also at the crossover service at Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry in Uke, Anambra State, Obi urged the worshippers to pray for the New Year to produce good leaders that will rescue the country from the hands of incompetent leaders that grip it at the moment.
As usual, the announcement of his presence at the adoration ground by the Director, Rev Fr Ebube Muonso, almost disrupted the worship as they surged to get a glimpse of the LP presidential flag bearer.