ormer Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has declared his interest to contest the 2023 presidential election.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Obi made his interest public during a visit to Anambra Traditional rulers on Thursday in Awka, the capital city of Anambra.
“My job here is simple, to inform you people as my own fathers that I’ll be aspiring for the post of President of Nigeria.
“I am not contesting because I want political appointment but to serve this country and unite Nigeria and I am the only person that can unite Nigeria.
“The state of our country today is deplorable, the level of insecurity is indeed unfortunate and Nigeria has fallen to the lowest ebb in the committee of nations and I am the only one that can restore security in Nigeria.
“As President, I want security of lives and property in Borno State, in Minna and Niger states, as I want it to be in Onitsha and in Kano or Ekiti State.
“My interest in the presidency of Nigeria is to restore security and revamp our educational sector and also revive the health sector and I have seriously studied our country and I have come to discover that all that we need is to ensure security so that foreign and local investments would thrive in all parts of the country.
“I have come to serve Nigeria and I what it takes to restore the dignity of our country and to unite the country because if there is no unity in Nigeria, we cannot move ahead.
“You all know me very well. I do not need any further introduction. You all know what I did as governor of Anambra State and Anambra is like Nigeria and anybody who is able to manage Anambra State can manage Nigeria and I am calling for your support and I have confidence in you all that you will support me,” Obi said.
His declaration comes a day after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar also declared interest to contest the presidential election.
Recall that Obi was running mate to Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election. They would now be vying for the presidential ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for 2023.