Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has urged Nigerians to vote for him in the next general elections in order to turn the country around.
Obi made the request during a public presentation of his book, “Peter Obi: Many Voices, One Perspective,” in Abuja on Tuesday.
He thanked the book launch organizers for believing in him and choosing to be a part of his small attempt to show that a new Nigeria is possible.
“We are committed to it, as I told all the supporters, we need people, we need all of you to support us, especially in these final days to reach the end of this phase.
“Nigeria has suffered a lot, this is a great country that can be turned around.
“We cannot succeed without your intervention, so as you launch this book, please be part of what we are doing to change Nigeria,” he said.
According to Obi, the 2023 election is an existential election and he urged everyone to be involved.
“If we get it wrong, nobody can tell what next will happen. In all I am doing, I will always wish Nigeria the best.
“I know you will too and in doing that, I urge you to be part of the new Nigeria Datti and I are fighting for,” he said.
Prof. Okay Ikechukwu, Professor of Strategic Management and Human Capital Development at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, who reviewed the book, stated that the 969-page book covers Obi’s success tales.
According to Ikechukwu, the book is a compilation of write-ups about Obi by various people, but it resonated with similar issues of integrity, character, remarks, and legacies of success.
He stated that Nigeria is wonderfully gifted, but its potential is restricted due to poor leadership and resource mismanagement.
He, however, said this book has demonstrated that Obi can save Nigeria, adding that “the testimony of how he worked is all here in the book”.
The book is a modest attempt to highlight the qualities of a man of demonstrated integrity, a collection of voices that reveal the man who is aspiring to be the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come May 2023.
He said “It is about a man who is widely believed to possess the world-class leadership attributes desperately needed by Nigerians now to salvage the country and enthrone a new Nigeria.
“The achievement of this goal will ultimately depend on the capacity of Nigerians to insist on integrity as a fundamental leadership trait in the 2023 elections.
“The overall aim of presenting the wide variety of voices and authorship in the book is to give our audience the opportunity to read the thoughts of Nigerians on Mr Peter Obi from different perspectives which ultimately coalesce into one consensus perspective that it is all about integrity.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the book was edited by a group of Media Professionals, headed by the first female Professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna.
Others are Mr Valentine Obienyem, Mr Daniel Onwukwe and Esin Osuji.