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Making Nigeria great is in your hands, Utomi tells Nigerians

By Godwin ijediogor, Asaba 
18 September 2022   |   2:33 am
Nigerians have been charged to take the task of rebuilding Nigeria as a personal struggle, rather than see it as Peter Obi’s struggle.

[FILES] Pat Utomi. Photo: THEINTERVIEW

Nigerians have been charged to take the task of rebuilding Nigeria as a personal struggle, rather than see it as Peter Obi’s struggle.

Professor Pat Utomi, who gave the charge, yesterday in Asaba, Delta State capital, while addressing the Southeast/South-South conference of Peter Obi Support Network (POSN), said that Obi’s presidential aspiration has been enjoying a lot of support from people who believe in the struggle for a better Nigeria.

Utomi, represented by the state Chairman of Labour Party (LP), Chief Anthony Ezeagwu, noted that by supporting Obi’s presidential ambition, Nigerians are working for themselves, adding: “We are actually not working for Peter Obi; we are working for ourselves and our unborn children.”

He said the support for Obi has become a movement, which cannot do without Labour Party, saying: “Obi is the driver of this movement and the rest of us are passengers, while the Labour Party is the vehicle.”

He called on members of the network to sensitise people on the party logo, as that is what will be on the ballot, adding that people are supporting Labour Party because it is the only party that has the interest of the people.

In her remarks, the Global Coordinator of Peter Obi Support Network, Augusta Nneka, disclosed that there were over 65,000 coordinators nationwide working towards Obi’s emergence as the next president.

She added that it was the first time Nigerians would rally around a candidate the way they are rallying around Obi, because they are desirous of a better society; hence ready to make sacrifices with their time and resources.

Chairman, Organising Committee of the conference, Mazi Ikechukwu Orji, called on members of the network to remain steadfast and continue to reach out to others on the new Nigeria project.

Participants at the conference, mainly coordinators, were drawn from the South-east and South-South regions.

At the end of the conference, it was resolved that more needs to be done to realise the project, harping on continuous mobilisation and enlightenment of the masses and voters.

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