By Funmilayo Okunade, Ado-Ekiti.
Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), on Thursday promised to make Nigeria better and safer if elected in the February election.
Obi made the promise at a campaign rally in Ado-Ekiti.
The presidential candidate urged eligible voters to vote for all the party’s candidates for a better Nigeria, promising to end poverty, corruption and insecurity in the country.
“I want to assure you that if you vote for me as the next President of Nigeria, I will unite and secure this country. I will end hunger, poverty and provide good jobs for our unemployed graduates in Nigeria.
“My administration will move this country from consumption to production and bring the dividends of good governance to the door steps of our people. There will surely be a better tomorrow for all of us.
“I will not only stop corruption, I will also eradicate poverty in every state of the federation because our youths will be properly taken care of and will no longer be travelling out of the country for greener pasture.
“Ekiti kete, please vote for Labour Party in the forthcoming presidential election,” he said.
Earlier, the National Chairman of LP, Mr Julius Abure, thanked party supporters in the state for coming out en masse to show their love for the party.
Abure urged them to vote for Obi in the forthcoming presidential election, describing him as reliable, dedicated and committed leader, who was ready to fight for the survival of the youth and all Nigerians.
Earlier, the State Chairman of the party, Mr Odunayo Okunade, advised party supporters not to sell their votes “for a pot of porridge”, reminding them of the current situation in the country.
Okunade urged the electorate to vote for Obi, “who is competent, tested, trusted and trustworthy to eradicate poverty, hunger, corruption and insecurity in Nigeria.”
He assured them that the party’s presidential candidate would not disappoint them if elected as the next president of Nigeria.
Party chieftains, supporters and well-wishers across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State came out en masse to show support for the party and its presidential candidate.