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 the group on Monday, August 1, 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.
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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.
Peter 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 irrevocably, and I believe no matter how far we travel or how successful we become outside Nigeria, we can never have another country to call our own but Nigeria. This is why I have continued to do whatever I can within my personal and group capabilities to support Nigeria’s march to greatness.
On His Journeys
He told the gathering that even though he has everything he needs to obtain resident permits and citizenship rights in any part of the world he wishes, he has deliberately avoided taking any resident permit from any other country of the world because he believes that Nigeria is the “only country I have.”
Peter Obi said;
When I left the UK after residing there for over 10 years, I returned everything that belonged to them. I have a singular focus on Nigeria, and I do not think I need the citizenship or residence rights of any other country when I haven’t finished exploiting my nature-given rights and privileges as a Nigerian.
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.