Peter Obi, the Labor Party’s presidential candidate, arrived in Warri, Delta State around 1pm on 9 January 2023 for his campaign rally in the state.
Obi tweeted about his arrival in Warri. He is the first presidential candidate to have been to at least seven cities in the first ten days of the year.
On January 1, 2023, Peter Obi was at Uke Worship Ministry, Anambra State, where he attended the cross service. A few hours later, he tweeted about his presence at the New Year’s service at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Lagos state.
Before the end of the first day of the year, Obi visited the Wassa IDP camp in Abuja.
“It was a very sad and first-hand experience of what the internally displaced are going through; without water, without medical attention, without light, without a secondary school, etc,” he said. “As long as they are in IDP camps, Nigeria is an IDP camp.”
On 3 January 2023, Obi left Abuja for Enugu where he attended the wedding ceremony of Ifeanyi’s son Eric Okoye, National Vice President of the Nigerian Manufacturers Association (MAN) and CEO of Juhel Pharmaceutical Company.
Two days later, on January 5, he was in Ekiti State, where he met with Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adjugbe, and his council of chiefs, Afe Babalola (SAN), the Directorate of Afe Babalola Ekiti University .
Obi’s next location was in Osogbo for the Osun Rally; on january 7
“My dear wife and I arrived at the ‘Women for a New Nigeria’ themed town hall meeting venue in Osogbo, Osun State,” he tweeted. “Thanks to the good people of Osun State for the participation, warmth and support. The Osun Obidient Family showed their commitment, and this made the Osogbo Rally lively and fun.”
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Subsequently, Obi and his running mate Dr. Yusuf Baba-Ahmed returned to Abuja to take part in The People’s Townhall on Channels TV, on 8 January 2023; 47 days before the opening of the 2023 presidential election.
“We want Nigeria to move from consumption to production so you can have a job; if we do, Warri and Sapele go to work,” Obi said in Warri, the seventh city he visited.
“Let me assure you that what we talk about, I listen to,” he continued. “I tell you say what we do, Niger Delta people, it’s not good, from Warri to Port Harcourt, no highway, dem don’t pollute the water let me go, but we’re going to bring light, build roads, we’ll make sure from here to Onitsha na 1 hour. If the promise cannot be said, Warri will come back to life.”
The Labor Party presidential candidate has called on people to keep their word if they become the next president.
“I am here, making commitments, and I want you to hold me accountable for a real Nigeria, a Nigeria you will be proud of. Once again you will be proud to say that I am a Nigerian, a new Nigeria is possible and you will all be a part of it. I will not be in Abuja, I will visit here as president, I will go out and vote Labor to the end,” he said.
More than 90 million people are registered to vote in 176,846 voting units in next month’s presidential election.