Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the elections held on February 18, 2023, voiced his concerns over the escalating hardship, inflation, and insecurity plaguing the nation. He emphasized that Nigeria’s citizens are owed better governance.
The former Anambra State governor made these remarks in Lagos, during the inauguration of the LP’s caretaker committee for Lagos State’s 20 local government areas. The inauguration was led by Comrade Julius Abure, the national chairman of LP.
Obi criticized the All Progressives Congress (APC) for undermining the nation’s security system and mishandling the economy. He said that President Bola Tinubu’s administration failed to alleviate the struggles faced by the Nigerian populace.
Obi stated, “Nigerians deserve better than what they are currently getting from the government. Their lives haven’t been adequately cared for by the current regime, but I assure them that hope is on the horizon. We are in a situation where all economic indicators are trending negatively.”
During the inauguration of the 16-member executive committee for each local council area in Lagos, Abure showcased optimism that LP would come out victorious at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Alongside party stalwart Prof. Pat Utomi, Abure painted the 2023 general election as “a struggle to liberate Nigeria.” He expressed his distress over the economic hardship following the removal of fuel subsidy and the rise in killings, particularly in Plateau.
Abure stated that LP’s involvement in the 2023 general election has reshaped the political landscape in Nigeria.