1st October, 2023
By Adekunle Williams
Dr. Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party has urged Nigerians not to despair after 63 years of their nationhood, but to remain hopeful that a better Nigeria is still possible.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra made this known in his goodwill message to celebrate the 63rd Independence anniversary in Lagos on Sunday.
Obi lamented grave uncertainties and apparent hardship the citizens of Nigeria were experiencing due to persistent leadership failure after 63 years of their nationhood.
He added that the situation might be critical but certainly not hopeless.
The LP presidential standard bearer noted that in an analogy between a nation’s life and the parameters of modern technology, if the input is garbage in then the output would be garbage out.
“When you Google a subject, the response you get will be based on the questions you input. Every nation invariably determines its own fate and destiny; and gets the leadership it deserves.
“Nigeria cannot be an exception. If we subscribe to rogue leadership, then we must face the attending consequences.
“At 63 years, what type of questions are Nigerians asking of their leaders and what type of answer are we expecting?
“Present realities notwithstanding, I am hopeful that a new Nigeria is possible, but the burden of responsibility is on Nigerians,” Obi said.
He wished Nigerians a happy independence anniversary and prayed for God’s continued mercy and grace on the nation.