The wife of the Labor Party presidential candidate, Ms. Margaret Obi, urged Nigerians not to give up on the country, saying Nigeria is worth fighting for.
Ms Obi said this while speaking at a town hall meeting with women in Abuja on Tuesday.
He also said the time had come for Nigerians to stop complaining and take action by participating en masse in the 2023 general election to vote for patriotic leaders who have the best of the country at heart and are capable of delivering.
She said: “The time for complaining is over. God has presented us with a unique opportunity and we must do our part as women, mothers of the nation, to really give birth to the Nigeria we want to see.
“Don’t despair, indeed, a new Nigeria is possible, and with your participation, a new Nigeria will be born at the polls on February 25 this year. This is how we will do it.
“We are gathered here today because we are patriots who believe Nigeria is worth fighting for. Our home that we must build with our hands. We are here because we believe that the nation is speeding downhill in the wrong direction, and is now heading over a precipice into a deep, dark abyss.
“Together, we must take action to change the nation and move it in the right direction. There is no better team to lead Nigeria at a time like this than Peter Obi and Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. Women make up 49% of the Nigerian population and as of June this year, women and youth already made up more than 75% of registered voters in Nigeria.
“Why then must we suffer in silence? That is why we are making this call to women, they can and must empower the nation to give birth to a new Nigeria. When things go wrong, women suffer the most. Therefore, I encourage you to look at what the candidates have to offer you as women. Look at your history and then vote accordingly. From access to finance, to healthcare, and also to economic empowerment and inclusive government.”
He further noted that under the Obi-Datti administration, there would be an increase in National Health Insurance to ensure that 133 million of the poorest Nigerians are covered, including pregnant women and people with disabilities.