THE Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for president, Peter Obi, has urged Nigerians to support him in the election this month.
Obi made this appeal with his running companion, Datti Baba-Ahmed today during a campaign rally in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.
The LP candidates traveled to Metropolitan Square, where the rally took place, in company of their wives and party officials.
According to him, “We have the magic wand to turn Nigeria around. We need leadership to secure and unite Nigeria, that is our number one promise. A new Nigeria is possible under the Labour Party. We don’t want a Nigeria where snakes and goats swallow money.
“This year’s election, they will come to you with religion, tribe and money, but tell them you are hungry. Collect the money they will give to you because it is your money and vote for us.
“We can build a Nigeria where everybody is happy. They have campaigned with umbrellas and brooms for over 16 years now but only achieved insecurity and economic woes. This is the time of the youth. Now go and vote for our symbol, father, mother and child’ to connect party politics with the people.”
He said his ticket with Baba-Ahmed will guarantee a proper place for the youth and charge them to mobilise themselves for the election.
Obi and his entourage had earlier visited the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, in his palace.