From Fred Itua, Abuja
A coalition, Obidient Movement, has commenced nationwide mobilisation for Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, ahead of the flag-off of the 2023 presidential campaigns.
The group is headed by leaders drawn from the six geopolitical zones in the country.
Its National Coordinating Council (NCC) at a press briefing in Abuja, yesterday, said an Obi’s presidency would tackle the country’s increasing woes, ranging from intolerable and high unemployment rate to insecurity of lives and property.
Former chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Dr. Tanko Yanusa, who spoke on behalf of the group, lamented that under President Muhammadu Buhari, the country has been bedeviled and buffeted by a myriad of security challenges never seen or experienced since independence in 1960.
He said Obidient Movement was on a mission to reset Nigeria to fulfil its foundational mandate.
“The country has indeed been confronted with diverse security threats, ranging from election violence, census crises, ethno-religious conflicts, communal clashes, militancy, and terrorism, but most of these were either localised or sporadic before this administration. Unfortunately, what we have been witnessing since 2015 is the amalgamation and molten mix of all these crises, all happening simultaneously, unhindered and in a terrifying fashion across Nigeria…
“Obi has most of the qualities of a hands-on 21st-century leader who understands the dynamics of governance both at the local, national and global levels. He represents a paradigm shift and an ideal for a new Nigeria that youths are proud to champion. He is a fill-in portrait of what a 21st century Nigerian President should be, beyond the vagaries of a wasteful elite built on patronage and cronyism. Obi who has had a stellar performance both in private and public office, has equally picked another breath of fresh air personality in Dr Yusuf Datti-Ahmed as his vice. “