Obi Woos Katsina Voters, Vows To Fight Poverty, Open Borders

The presidential hopeful made the promise at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium ahead of the February 25th election.

Peter Obi is one of the leading contenders for the presidential election. Twitter@PeterObi


The Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, has promised to build a new Nigeria as he took his campaign to Katsina, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He made the promise at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium on Monday, restating his commitment to restoring peace, fighting poverty, and opening all land borders in the country for the economic well-being of citizens.

He urged women and youths in the country to ensure that they vote for Labour Party flagbearers in the forthcoming general elections.

“Nigerians have been deceived for the past 24 years. I want to urge you to vote for the Labour Party in the forthcoming elections. We have come with the promise of ending the bloodshed, and poverty, and restoring peace in all parts of this country,” he added.

Earlier on arrival at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Obi and his running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed alongside other party supporters attended a town hall meeting with women supporters and students mostly drawn from various universities in the state.

During the event, Obi restated his commitment to building a new Nigeria where suffering will stop, poverty will be eliminated and nobody will be in IDP Camp.

“We want to build a Nigeria where there will be a security of lives and property, nobody will be in IDP camp, your children will be secured and they will be in school. I will seek your support for that.

“You have been deceived for the past 24 years, that’s what we want to change. Let’s have a new Nigeria,” he insisted.

In his address, Datti assured that the party has all it takes to end the lingering insecurity and address the poverty problem in the country.

“All issues bedeviling the country have come to an end; we will hold your hands to say bye-bye to poverty, unnecessary killings, and kidnapping.

“We know all that it takes to solve the unfortunate problems. Job opportunities will be available, the economy will be improved and strengthened.

“As you can see the condition of poverty and hunger you were sunk into, we are the ones who know how to rescue you,” he told the gathering.