By Polycarp Auta, Jos.
Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), says he will run an all-inclusive government if he is elected as Nigeria’s president.
Obi, who made the promise at a campaign rally on Friday in Jos, promised to carry the youth, women and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) along.
He promised to create an enabling environment for every Nigerian to thrive, adding that he would strive to protect the interests of all citizens.
“Let me assure you that we will work with everybody because no Nigerian is physically challenged.
“The new Nigeria we want to build has no party; Nigerians are hungry, we have become the capital of poverty, insecurity, unemployment and what have you.
“We want to have a new Nigeria because it is possible and we affirm that we will secure and unite Nigerians, if voted; we don’t want a divided Nigeria.
“This election is not about tribe or religion, it is nobody’s turn but the turn of all Nigerians and I’m not contesting because I’m from the South East but because I’m qualified,” he said.
Obi also promised to provide quality and affordable education for young Nigerians, while stressing that he would fight corruption and end wastages in the system.
He promised to restore the lost glory of Plateau as home of peace, tourism and hospitality, adding that he would bring government closer to the people at all levels.
Earlier, the National Chairman of LP, Julius Abure, decried the myriad challenges currently facing the nation and urged Nigerians to vote for LP in the coming general elections.
He also advised Nigerians to defend their votes in a civil manner on election days, insisting that such moves would minimise election rigging and other electoral malpractices.
Dr Patrick Dakum, the LP governorship candidate in Plateau, commended party supporters in the state for observing decorum during campaign rallies.
He urged the electorate in Plateau to vote for LP at all levels.