The Labour Occasion (LP), presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has left many in shock as he politely however resolutely declined to simply accept an award given to him by a youth-based organisation in Enugu.
Obi, final Friday in Enugu, turned down the award at a at some point convention on the theme: “Shaping the Future”, organised by a youth-based organisation, Boys Champions, held on the Base Occasions Centre, Enugu.
The LP flagbearer mentioned, whereas declining the award, that he was an applicant searching for to guide Nigeria to a brand new daybreak and for that reason wouldn’t settle for any award or accolade till after the tip of his tenure because the president of Nigeria, come 2027.
“After I end as a president, I’ll come for the award. I’m not going away, I’m going to work with you. I’m going to reject the award. I’ll solely settle for when I’ve completed,” he maintains.
The previous Anambra state governor, mentioned that Nigeria ought to have the ability to feed her residents as a result of she is endowed with sufficient arable land that may develop various kinds of crops for consumption and for export.
Speaking about meals sufficiency, Obi mentioned that Niger State had huge land greater than Netherlands but the nation feeds her residents and even export meals and puzzled why Nigerians ought to endure starvation.
In keeping with him, voted into energy, states will not be ready for allocations from the Federation Accounts however must be bouyant and cater for his or her wants,” he opined saying that subsequent 12 months’s election would decide whether or not Nigeria can be or not.
“Subsequent 12 months is existential election. The election will decide whether or not there can be a Nigerian or not. We want a very good driver to drive Nigeria.
“Subsequent 12 months’s election, don’t vote primarily based on tribe or faith. Vote for competence. It’s not about tribe or faith, let’s rebuild Nigeria,” he pleads.
Founder/Director of Boys Champions, Noel Ifeanyi Alumona, who mentioned that his organisation’s imaginative and prescient is to encourage the youths to maximise their potentials, urged them to be alive to their tasks as Nigeria residents.
Alumona urged them not solely to vote within the forthcoming normal elections however to vote competent and succesful leaders that may flip the nation round in the correct path.
He described the youths because the leaders of tomorrow and challenged them to have interaction our leaders constructively to ship on their mandate.
“You’re the leaders of tomorrow. The longer term is in your fingers. You’re the change brokers that Nigeria wants,” he mentioned.