Peter Obi,the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has called on Nigerians not to lose hope despite the challenges the country has faced over the past 63 years.
In his message to celebrate Nigeria’s 63rd Independence anniversary in Lagos, Obi emphasized the importance of remaining hopeful for a better Nigeria.
Acknowledging the hardships and uncertainties experienced by Nigerian citizens due to persistent leadership failures, Obi stressed that while the situation may be critical, it is not without hope. Drawing an analogy to modern technology, he highlighted the principle of “garbage in, garbage out,” suggesting that a nation’s destiny is shaped by the quality of its leadership.
Obi further emphasized that Nigeria, like any other nation, determines its own fate and the type of leadership it receives. He urged Nigerians to ask critical questions of their leaders and to expect answers that align with the nation’s progress and development. Despite the present challenges, Obi expressed his belief in the potential for a new Nigeria, emphasizing that the responsibility to bring about positive change lies with the Nigerian people.
Reflecting on Nigeria’s journey since its independence in 1960, Obi questioned whether the nation has reached its full potential considering its abundant human and natural resources. Nevertheless, he wished Nigerians a happy independence anniversary and prayed for God’s mercy and grace to continue to guide the nation.
In summary, Peter Obi’s message on Nigeria’s 63rd Independence anniversary encourages Nigerians to maintain hope for a better future, stressing the importance of asking critical questions of leadership and taking responsibility for the nation’s progress.