*** He urges prayers for good leaders at crossover night
The direction Nigeria takes as a Nation in the year 2023 will determine its survival, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has warned.
Obi who was speaking in his New Year Message to Nigerians, said 2023 is a very critical year that will determine the next direction of the nation”.
The statement to that effect was issued by the Obi/Datti media office on Monday in Abuja.
According to the Statement Obi therefore called on all Nigerians to unite their efforts in the journey of taking back the nation from the cold hands of corruption, insecurity and unproductivity.
He explained that the nation cannot continue in its all round retrogressive movement in the coming years, as that will result in total collapse of the nation.
“2023 is an existential year in the history of our nation. It is a year we all must unite against the continued abuse of our nation’s democracy and economy. The power is in our hands to take back our nation, in the coming year, and make it work”,
Calling on Nigerians to support him in saving the nation, Obi restated his commitment to securing the country, unifying the nation and moving it from consumption to production.
He called on Nigerians to hold him accountable to his promises for a better nation, when given access to power.
“I have made a pact with Nigerians and I will not leave any of my promises unfulfilled. Nigerians can hold me accountable by my words of promise”, Obi added.
He wished Nigerians a very productive 2023 and urged them to remain law abiding, while contributing to the growth and development of the nation.
Also at the crossover service at Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry in Uke, Anambra state, Obi urged the Worshipers to pray for the new year to produce good leaders that will rescue the country from the hands of incompetent leaders that grip it at the moment.
As usual, the announcement of his presence at the adoration ground by the Director Rev Fr Ebube Muonso almost disrupted the worship as they surged to get a glimpse of the LP Presidential standard who was once the Governor of the state.