Obi and children
.Urges Nigerians to consider future of children
By Valentine Amanze
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former presidential aspirant for the 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has defected to the Labour Party (LP).
Obi disclosed this on his verifiable twitter handle, @PeterObi, on Friday May 27, 2022.
The Anambra State former governor stated that he joined the Labour Party because it was the route that he considered to be in line with his aspirations and mantra of taking the country from consumption to production.
The presidential hopeful also thanked Nigerians, especially the youths, whom, he said, joined him in the mission of taking back and reuniting the country.
Full text of the tweet
I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting Nigeria.
This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator.
Therefore, I have chosen a route that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking the country from consumption to production; and that is the Labour Party, which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Nigerians as one family.
I invite all Nigerians to join me in taking back our country.
Be assured that I’ll never let you down. –PO
Meanwhile, former Governor Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to always consider the future of their children when taking critical decisions that affect their future.
Obi gave the advice in his Children’s Day Message on May 27, 2022.
Obi, who has always maintained that “The society we abuse today will take its revenge on our children tomorrow”, said that the slogan was borne out of the pattern he observed over the years, where politicians do not think about tomorrow and about the children, believing that countries survive by recklessness and extravagance.
He lamented that the parameters of national development had continued to point towards uncertain future for Nigerian children, owing to the failure of governance in different teirs of government.
He maintained that unless the present dangerous trend of failure was reversed, the Nigerian child remained disadvantaged.
Obi urged Nigerians to leverage on the coming elections and elect a leader who has the interest of the people at heart. He encouraged them to avoid being seduced into transactional politics and ensure that only credible persons, with track records of success, are elected into power.