2023 Presidency : Peter Obi Finally Replies Arthur Eze
According to Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Chief Arthur Eze is a respected Nigerian who is free to hold his own thoughts and opinions, according to Igbere TV.
This was Obi’s response on Wednesday to Chief Arthur Eze’s call for him to withdraw from the presidential race.
Speaking to journalist at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Obi described Chief Arthur Eze as a respected father not just in Igboland but in Nigeria.
Obi further said that like every other person, that Arthur Eze has the rights to his own opinion, beliefs and freedom of speech, which should be respected.
Once again, appealing to his teeming supporters, Obi advised them not to allow what some consider as adverse comments to dampen their spirit or force them to lose focus on the goal. “Such speeches should always be taken positively, as reminding us that we still have several hurdles to cross and to remain focused at all times, without being dragged back”, Obi said.
Obi further reiterated his preparedness to remain with many suffering Nigerians, who see in the 2023 election, the hope for Nigeria to overcome the sufferings of the past and start a new chapter in her development.
On who he referred to as “suffering Nigerians”, Obi said that everybody is suffering in the Nigeria of today, but that some are more directly affected, such as “the millions of people who do not know where the next meal will come from; thousands of Nigerian students who no longer go to school on account of hardship; those who cannot get adequate health care due to the collapse of that sector, over 100 million Nigerians that live in poverty.”
Obi said he had decided to devote the rest of his life towards contributing to solving the myriad of Nigeria’s problems and call on Nigerians of goodwill to join the cause for the emancipation of the country.