Labor Party presidential candidate Mr. Peter Obi stormed into Delta State for his campaign ahead of the upcoming 2023 presidential election, lamenting that the Niger Delta region has been late in comparing accumulated resources.
Obi, who lamented the situation in the Niger Delta, vowed to change the fortunes of the region if he is elected president in 2023.
He said: “We have gone to Warri, Isoko, Agbor and Asaba just today, that is to show them our seriousness and commitment, and everywhere, people came out in droves to support us.
“The Niger Delta is supposed to be a refuge, things are not working out in the region. It is assumed that from here to Warri it is dualized. The East-East highway has been built for the last 24 years, but nothing works in this region.
“Someone said that it is his turn to be president, I want to tell you that president is not given in turn. If it’s turn by turn, it’s supposed to be my turn, but we’re not trading turns. It is Nigerians turn to be president, especially those full of energy.
“No tribe buys cheaper bread or rice, no religion buys cheaper bread. Vote for commitment and ability.
“We are not going to make excuses. I’m not going to remind you where you came from or blame people for their failures. I assure you that a new Nigeria is possible.
“Hold me responsible if we fail you in the area of security and economy. We will make the country work again. There will be no more strikes in the education sector in this country.”
Obi and his campaign team earlier held a town hall meeting in Warri as part of their campaign in the Delta.
In his comment, the National Chairman of the Labor Party, Dr. Julius Abure, lamented the difficulties Nigerians are facing and called on them to vote for a president who will get the economy going again.
He thanked the party faithful for their support to change and rescue the nation and also urged them to get their PVCs to bring much-needed change to the country.