Nigerians have been tasked with rebuilding Nigeria as a personal struggle rather than seeing it as Peter Obi’s struggle.
In Asaba, Delta State capital, Professor Pat Utomi, who gave the charge, addressed the Southeast/South-South conference of Peter Obi Support Network yesterday. He stated that Obi’s presidential aspiration has been enjoying much support from people who believe in the struggle for a better Nigeria.
Utomi, who was represented by the state Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Chief Anthony Ezeagwu, stated that by supporting Obi’s presidential ambition, Nigerians are working for themselves. He added: “We are not working for Peter Obi but ourselves and for our unborn children.”
He said the support for Obi has turned into a movement which cannot do without the Labour Party, saying: “Obi is the driver of this movement, and the rest of us are passengers, while the Labour Party is the vehicle.”
He urged network members to sensitise people on the party logo, as that will be on the ballot, adding that people are supporting Labour Party because it is the only party with the people’s interest.
In her remarks, Augusta Nneka, the Global Coordinator of Peter Obi Support Network, disclosed that over 65,000 coordinators all over the countryworked toward Obi’s emergence as the next president.
She added that it was the first time Nigerians would rally around a candidate like they are rallying around Obi because they are hoping for a better society. Thus, hence ready to make sacrifices with their time and resources.
Chairman, Organising Committee of the conference, Mazi Ikechukwu Orji, called on members of the network to remain steadfast and continue to reach out to others on the new Nigeria project.
Participants at the conference, mainly coordinators, were drawn from the South-east and South-South regions.
At the end of the conference, it was resolved that more needs to be done to realise the project, harping on continuous mobilisation and enlightenment of the masses and voters.