Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has reaffirmed his unwavering affection for Nigeria and his unwavering faith in its indivisibility.
The Peter Obi Support Network, his largest support network, has more than 1,000 members. In a virtual interactive session with them, Obi expressed his confidence that Nigeria can and will emerge from the shadow of failed political leadership.
He exhorted everyone to make whatever contribution they could to Nigeria’s development, including those living abroad.
This is in accordance with a statement made on Monday and signed by Onwuasoanya Jones, Director of Strategic Communication for the Peter Obi Support Network.
Obi related a story about having to move from the United Kingdom to Nigeria after spending more than ten years doing his lot to advance the country’s social and economic growth in order to emphasize how much he was willing to give up for Nigeria’s survival and prosperity.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of POSN asked Obi about his plans for Nigerians who live abroad. Obi praised their efforts in helping Nigeria develop and urged them to keep going because no matter how at ease they become abroad, Nigeria will always be their home.
“I love Nigeria unconditionally, and I believe that no matter how far we go or how successful we are outside of Nigeria, we will never have any country to call our own but Nigeria,” he declared. This is the reason I have persisted in doing everything within my individual and collective power to aid Nigeria in its ascent to greatness.
Even though he possesses everything he needs to get citizenship and resident permits in any country he chooses, he told the crowd that he has purposefully refrained from accepting any resident cards from other nations because he feels that Nigeria is the “only country I have.”
Obi added, “I returned everything that belonged to them when I left the UK after living there for more than ten years. I am solely focused on Nigeria, and I do not believe that I need the citizenship or residency rights of any other nation as long as I have not fully utilized the rights and privileges that come with being a Nigerian, which are granted by nature.
“If I am out of Nigeria today and there is a war in Nigeria, I will find a way to return to Nigeria because I will rather die in my country, Nigeria, than live free in another man’s country.”It might interest you to read Why Peter Obi is a Social Media Star – Reuben Abati