Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has likened the 2023 election to David and Goliath’s fight, adding that there is grace of God.
NewsOnline reports that Peter Obi said it would not be easy for the citizens who have decided to fight the ruling class through his candidacy but admitted that the citizens through him will win the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
The former governor of Anambra State who said this on Friday in an interview said he prays that God answers the prayers of Nigerians who have been victims of bad governance perpetrated by the political elite through him.
Peter Obi promised to constitute an all-Nigerian government if elected. He also promised to build a Nigeria where rule of law is supreme, a country safe and secure.
He said, “We will constitute an All-Nigerian government and draw people from all works of life to form a government that will turn Nigeria around.
“This is a David and Goliath fight, there is grace of God; and I’m with the youths of Nigeria. We pray that God answers their prayer through me.
“We will build a society that is premised on the rule of law as we strive to secure and unite Nigeria. Insecurity is part of a failure of leadership. Dealing decisively with insecurity will stop the drift.
The LP presidential candidate said he is counting on President Muhammadu Buhari and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to keep their words on free and fair election. Obi said the importance of Nigeria to Africa cannot be overemphasized. He assured that his policies will be targeted at SMEs to empower youths. He also promised to fight insecurity and inflation.
Obi added, “Our democracy is not at risk; but we need free, fair and credible elections. The president and INEC have promised such.
If Nigeria is turned around; it will impact on West Africa and Africa as a whole.
“The bulk of SMEs will be driven by youths as a means of tackling youth unemployment. Our 4th industrial revolution will hinge on youth involvement.
“We must tackle food insecurity and weak currency to turn the country around; we must cut cost of governance and fight corruption simultaneously.
“Nigeria is important to the world, and the international community look forward to a proactive Nigeria. A stable Nigeria will ensure youths don’t seek to emigrate. Good governance offers stability and safe environment.”