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“Work with Nigeria” — Peter Obi to Keir Starmer



"Work with Nigeria" -- Peter Obi to Keir Starmer

Play the role long enough, and see it come alive, Peter Obi has urged the UK’s Prime Minister-elect, Keir Starmer to consider building diplomatic ties with Nigeria upon ascension to the seat of PM.

Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has emphasized the potential benefits Nigeria could gain from strengthened ties with the United Kingdom, especially in areas of insecurity, education, healthcare, and poverty alleviation.

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Obi’s remarks came in the wake of the Labour Party’s historic victory in the UK general election, where they secured the required 326 parliamentary seats.

The former Governor of Anambra State expressed his hopes for a collaborative future between Nigeria and the UK, aiming to foster a brighter future for the Commonwealth.

In a post on his X handle on Friday, Obi conveyed his congratulations to Keir Starmer and the UK Labour Party for their landslide victory over the Conservative Party, which had been in power for over 14 years.

Let us work together to build brighter future - Peter Obi tells UK's Keir  Starmer - Daily Post Nigeria

“I sincerely congratulate @Keir_Starmer and the Labour Party UK on the landslide victory they recorded in Thursday’s election. May the victory translate to a better and new chapter for all UK residents as you remain committed to your electoral promises,” Obi wrote.

Obi underscored the importance of this political shift, expressing optimism that the new UK government will enhance bilateral relations and support Nigeria in deepening its democracy during these challenging times. He pointed out that Nigeria is currently grappling with significant issues, including insecurity, educational shortcomings, healthcare deficiencies, and widespread poverty.

“I also hope that your government will promote stronger ties between the UK and Nigeria and help in deepening our own democracy, especially during the challenging times that our nation is going through,” he added.

Peter Obi highlighted the crucial role international support could play in addressing Nigeria’s pressing issues.

“Nigeria is grappling with issues such as insecurity, education, healthcare, and poverty and could greatly benefit from the support of the UK. Let us work together to build a brighter future for the Commonwealth. I wish you a successful tenure,” he concluded.