29th August, 2022
By Cecilia Ologunagba
Nigerians in the U.S. are to host the Labour Party’s flag-bearer for the 2023 Nigeria presidential election, Peter Obi, in five U.S. states.
Obi announced his engagement with Nigerians in the U.S in a video posted on social media, which according to him, will start from Wednesday Aug. 31 to Saturday, Sept. 3.
“I’m a guest speaker on the Role of Nigerian Diaspora in Development and Growth of Nigeria, events being organised by Nigerians in Diaspora.
“The events will hold in Charlotte, North Carolina and Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, Aug. 31; Washington D.C. on Thursday, Sept 1; Atlanta on Friday, Sept 2 and New York on Saturday, Sept. 3.
“I look forward to meeting all of you there and God bless all of you,’’ he quoted as saying in the video.
The presidential candidate is expected to address town hall meetings and grant interviews in major cities of the leading democracy in the world.
Obi has in the recent past been in some western nations where he addressed Nigerians and friends of the country in packed to capacity halls.
Earlier, Obi had met with some Nigerians in Germany, Italy, and Canada over his presidential ambition.
He had also visited the Vatican City in Rome, where he attended the ceremony where a Nigerian, Bishop Peter Okpaleke of Ekwulobia Diocese, was elevated to a Cardinal in the Catholic Church.