My political structure is made up of 100M poor Nigerians — Peter Obi
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) said yesterday that the 100 million Nigerians living in poverty made up his political structure.
The former governor of Anambra presidential campaign had been criticised for lacking real-life structure despite having a strong support base on social media and has said without a nationwide grassroots support base, his chances of winning the 2023 presidential election was slim.
But reacting to this yesterday after meeting with the state governor Samuel Ortom in Makurdi, Benue State, Peter Obi said all underprivileged Nigerians were his supporters.
“I have said it before when people talk about structure, that my structure [is] the 100 million Nigerians living in poverty. That’s five million people unemployed.
“Those people who are finding it difficult to live. Nigerians are here today spending over 100% of their money on feeding, that is my structure. And above all, the most important structure is the Almighty God.”
in his remarks, Governor Ortom said the objective to salvage Nigeria must trump party politics, adding that he believed Obi was qualified to take the helm of affairs of the nation.
“Where we are today, we must work towards working together to ensure we rescue Nigeria and rebuild it. I think Peter Obi’s credentials are very clear and everybody knows.“
“If God decides that it’s him, then nobody can stop him. If God decides it’s somebody else, nobody can stop him. This is a welcome development, and I believe he will reach out to other presidential candidates of other political parties,” Ortom said.