We can’t have another country to call our own –Obi on love for Nigeria
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has said that he has an endless love for Nigeria and ready to make sacrifice for the survival of the country.
He spoke during a virtual interactive session with over 1,000 members of his foremost support group, the Peter Obi Support Network, according to a statement on Monday by the Director, Strategic Communication, Peter Obi Support Network, Onwuasoanya Jones.
Expressing confidence Nigeria would triumph over challenges as a result of failed political leadership, Obi called on Nigerians, especially those in the diaspora, to contribute to the development of Nigeria in whatever capacity they could.
On how he is ready to make sacrifices for the country the LP presidential candidate narrated how he had to relocate from the United Kingdom to Nigeria after spending over 10 years contributing his quota to Nigeria’s economic and social development.
He commended the efforts of diaspora Nigerians in developing the country and pleaded with them not to relent, saying that no matter how comfortable they get in another country, Nigeria will always be their home.
“I love Nigeria irrevocably, and I believe no matter how far we travel or how successful we become outside Nigeria, we can never have another country to call our own but Nigeria. This is why I have continued to do whatever I can within my personal and group capabilities to support Nigeria’s march to greatness,” Obi said,
Speaking further, he said that even though he has everything he needed to obtain resident permits and citizenship rights in any part of the world he wishes, he deliberately avoided taking any resident permit from any other country of the world because he believes that Nigeria is the “only country I have.”
Obi said, “When I left the UK after residing there for over 10 years, I returned everything that belonged to them. I have a singular focus on Nigeria, and I do not think I need the citizenship or residence rights of any other country when I haven’t finished exploiting my nature-given rights and privileges as a Nigerian.
“If I am out of Nigeria today and there is a war in Nigeria, I will find a way to return to Nigeria because I will rather die in my country, Nigeria, than live free in another man’s country.”