Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general election, has called on Nigerians to remain calm and abide by the law as the country prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu. Obi’s appeal comes just 24 hours before the scheduled inauguration.
Speaking at an event in Kaduna State, Peter Obi emphasized the importance of allowing the court of law to determine the rightful winner of the election in due course. He urged Nigerians to prioritize the progress and development of the nation, emphasizing that unity, peace, and security should take precedence over any other interest.
“We must continue to live in a state of peace, religious harmony, ethnic harmony, and coexistence. That is the most important thing at this moment,” Obi stated. He stressed the need for a peaceful and stable Nigeria where the government can focus on addressing the challenges faced by the people.
Despite acknowledging issues with the previous general elections, Obi called for unity and peaceful cooperation among Nigerians to confront the common challenges of insecurity, poverty, education, and other crucial aspects of the nation’s existence.
During the same event, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, appealed to the incoming governments at all levels to prioritize addressing the high youth unemployment, poverty, and insecurity, particularly in the Northern region. He emphasized that urgent attention was required in these critical areas.
The statements by Peter Obi and Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed come at a time when the nation is eagerly anticipating the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu.
As Nigerians prepare for this transition, their calls for peace, unity, and the government’s focus on addressing the nation’s challenges serve as reminders of the collective responsibility to work towards a better future.
Nigeria continues to grapple with various issues, including security concerns and socioeconomic development.
The incoming administration will face the task of tackling these challenges while fostering an inclusive and prosperous society for all Nigerians.
As the country moves forward, the hopes and expectations of its citizens remain focused on a peaceful and progressive Nigeria.