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I have to be president of Nigeria – Obi declares

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The previous Anambra State governor declared this on the presentation of a guide entitled: “Peter Obi: Many Voices, one Views,” in his house state capital, Awka, on Friday, Could 12, 2023.

It would be recalled that the Labour Occasion flag-bearer completed third behind Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) and the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) within the February 25 election.

However, Obi and Atiku have approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) to problem Tinubu’s victory over claims that he did not meet all of the constitutional necessities to be declared the winner.


In the meantime, the PEPT has since begun sitting on Monday, Could 8, 2023, and the guide presentation on Friday was designed to lift funds to allow Obi to pursue his case in court docket.

Talking on the occasion, additionally attended by Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, Catholic bishop of Awka diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, amongst different dignitaries, the Labour Occasion candidate despatched a warning to those that might wish to imagine that he would hand over simply on his presidential bid.

He stated, “Anybody who thinks I’m in transit is losing his time. Let me let you know, I have to be the president of this nation. I’m certain of that. If it’s not as we speak, it have to be tomorrow.

“Different individuals who wish to be, ought to come and inform us what they wish to do, and learn how to do it. That is my nation, I don’t have twin citizenship. If anybody thinks I’m going to run away from Nigeria, they’re mendacity.

“I’ve three engagements in Anambra and Lagos as we speak. I shall be talking in Lagos tonight. We is not going to depart Nigeria. I’m not in a rush to develop into the president, however I do know it should occur.


“For 3 years I used to be in court docket in Anambra to reclaim my governorship, simply to problem the method. Many individuals tried to discourage me, however I stated even when your complete 4 years tenure elapsed for us to show some extent and proper the method, I shall be fulfilled.

“I used to be in an occasion yesterday in Abuja, and it was World Meals Organisation. I listened to a report that said that Nigeria will face intense starvation in years to come back.

“It’s Nigeria that may face starvation, not Peter Obi. The report listed Borno, Adamawa and Yobe because the states that shall be worse hit, however these three states put collectively are 5 instances bigger in land mass than Israel, but Egypt exports meals, however Nigeria can’t feed itself.

“So we should domesticate a behavior of doing the suitable factor. If we don’t do the suitable factor, it would devour us sometime.”

“I have to be the president of this nation; if not as we speak, it is going to be subsequent time. I’m not determined; I’m not in a rush. I’m dedicated to the reason for a greater Nigeria.


The 61-year-old politician additionally expressed his willingness to respect the end result of the continuing electoral dispute in court docket.

Obi stated, “We’re peaceable, we aren’t going to quarrel with any politician. Don’t be discouraged by my apologies to folks. As a youth, we can’t battle our fathers, even once we are proper.

“We aren’t going to riot. I’m in Nigeria; I don’t have twin citizenship; I cannot run away; we have to be right here to proper the mistaken within the nation.”