He said the purpose of the visit was to inform the students of his ambition and to solicit their votes in the upcoming general election.

“As an alumnus of the great university, I am here to ask for your votes in the upcoming general election so that you can join LP to rescue Nigeria.

“Make sure you have your Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) which is your constitutional instrument to vote me into power so we can improve Nigeria and remove it from consumer nation to producer nation.” he said.

The LP presidential candidate assured Nigerian students that, if elected, his administration would end the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the country.

He said that the incessant strikes at public universities were responsible for students spending more of their course years.

“If I am elected president in the February 25 elections, that will not only mark the end of poverty, unemployment and corruption.

“But it will also end the ASUU strike in Nigeria; all hands must be on deck to take our country back from bad leadership.”

“My administration will give priority to education, being the engine room for development, since no country can develop beyond its level of education,” he said.

Obi urged the students to dismiss some political parties saying that LP had no structure, explaining that “those who boast of having structures only have structures to loot public funds, corruption, impunity and ASUU strike

“Our mission is to rescue Nigeria from those who have kidnapped the leadership of this country.

“You and everyone who believes that with good leadership Nigeria can go back to work are our structures,” he said.

In a comment, Mr. Michael Abuchi, President of the UNN Student Union Government, described Obi as a Super Lion who had done the university proud as Governor of Anambra State as well as all the positions he held.

“UNN students are proud of you and stand ready to give you our massive support to ensure you get elected in next month’s general election.

“Your coming out today to interact with students is an eloquent testimonial to the volume of love you have for outstanding student leaders.

“We are not going to take your visit today for granted, your visit has encouraged us and given us a sense of belonging.

“On behalf of the UNN students, I promise you that on February 25, we will come out en masse to vote you to victory to end the ASUU strike at public universities and Nigeria to be better again,” he said.

NAN reports that security agencies had difficulty controlling the crowd as students poured out to greet Obi at Margaret Ekpo Convocation Hall.

Obi’s speech was intermittently interrupted by cheers and shouts of “Obi, our next president.”

Chief Kenneth Okonkwo, LP presidential spokesman; Chief Okey Ezea, the LP senatorial candidate for Enugu’s northern district, and Chief Chidi Obetta, a candidate for the Nsukka/Igboeze-South federal district, were among the party chiefs present.