Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi held a town hall meeting yesterday with academics, students, groups and a campaign rally in Maiduguri, where he urged the electorate to vote for competence and responsibility instead of voting depending on religion. ethnic group or tribe, in the next presidential elections.

At the Elkanemi Warriors Sports Centre, the LP presidential candidate alleged that in the past 24 years of misrule by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), average Nigerians have been subjected to poverty. , unemployment, insecurity and ill-gotten public resources have been left in the hands of corrupt and selfish leaders.

He vowed that if elected he would erode all the atrocities committed against Nigerians, adding that he will reposition the country and its people to greater heights, regardless of their ethnic or religious leanings.

He also said that in his term as president, he would shift Nigeria from consumption to production.

“My people, the time has come for all right thinking eligible voters to vote for the Obi/Datti team to emerge as president and vice president with no ethnic or religious sentiments so that we can collectively rescue Nigeria and Nigerians from the clutches of poverty, corruption. , insecurity and deteriorated/deficient education system characterized by incessant ASUU strikes.

“I want to assure you that if I am given the mandate to vote massively for myself and all LP candidates from top to bottom during the next general election, all these atrocities being done to Nigerians would be eroded as we will collectively reposition the country and its people. to greater heights, regardless of ethnic, tribal or religious considerations by the grace of God,” Obi declared.

He also bragged that he was the only presidential candidate who took the time to visit the Biu local government area three days ago because he believed in a single unified Nigerian project.

Assuring people that a new Nigeria is possible, Obi said: “We are not going to make excuses. I’m not going to remind you where you came from or blame people for their failures.”

Obi was received by party leaders and gubernatorial candidate Captain Ibrahim Kadafur and state party chairman Ibrahim Goni Jere where they promised to hand out LP in the upcoming elections in Borno.

He was accompanied to Maiduguri by his running mate, Dr. Datti Baba Ahmed; LP National President Barr Julius Abure; social activist and member of the Obi/Datti Movement, Aishat Yesufu and many other supporters of the party.

The LP presidential candidate paid tribute to the Shehu of Borno, His Royal Highness, Abubakar Ibn Garbai Elkanemi.

Obi, after a marathon engagement with the monarch, sought Shehu’s blessings to emerge victorious in the February 25 presidential election.

The Shehu of Borno praised Obi for the visit and wished him well in his search.

The traditional ruler appealed to Obi if he is elected president to revive the Lake Chad basin, resume oil exploration in the basin, address insecurity, poverty and unemployment that plague the people of the state.