Why do Nigerians want Peter Obi?

Hope and trust are the two main forces that drive a progressive society. Therefore, leadership must constantly encourage followers to have HOPE, which will drive them to place TRUST in the leadership. Politics fails when there is a lack of either HOPE or TRUST. This is the situation in Nigeria right now, which has led to protests, an increase in crime, migration away from the country due to frustration, etc. It is from this dire nadir that the desire for Peter Obi rose.

The Labour Party’s (LP) nominee for president in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, could not have stated it more eloquently when he declared that the election in 2023 is about who the electorate can TRUST. And trust does not simply come from a leader or aspirant to leadership telling the public to have faith in them. The foundation of a leader’s credibility is their track record of morality, ability, and dedication to serving others without consideration for personal gain. Those are the boxes that Peter Obi has ticked in the hearts of Nigerians. Mr Obi has succinctly said that while there is a Nigeria, there have for a long time not been Nigerians. Nigerians have not enjoyed Nigeria. This is a very relatable point. The burning desire by Nigerians to see a turnaround in the country underscores the reason why Nigerians are flocking to Peter Obi and the Labour Party.

In order to give Nigerians a fresh lease on life, it is urgently anticipated that a new dawn will quickly appear there. People are tired of things as they are. Any political program with the potential to bring about the desired revival becomes the centre of attention.

As it were, selfish and greedy politicians have caused immense misery, agony, and suffering for Nigerians. The economic and political system is in ruins. In Nigeria, long-suffering is the norm as citizens struggle under oppression. Understandably, the virtue of patience has been overused to the point of exhaustion.

It is pretty much a fact of the Nigerian existence that Nigerians have been denied the good things in life since independence while the nation has been raped and debased. On October 1, 1960, the yearning for a prosperous nation began. That wish did not come true. Less than six years after gaining independence, the nation was engulfed in a brutal fratricidal civil war that shattered the political and economic trajectory and lost more than a million lives.

The military gained control of the government after the war ended in January 1970, but Nigerians kept hoping for a prosperous and functional nation. Between October 1979 to December 1983, there was a disappointing civilian interregnum. The civilians brought back the military by acting out corruption and poor leadership.

In short, Nigeria’s affairs were managed by unaccountable military juntas for 32 years, from May 1967 to October 1999, failing miserably to create the projected virulent nation. The nation was essentially set on a destructive course that could only be reversed by a diligent, patriotic, and dedicated leader.

The rush to Peter Obi and his Labour Party is motivated by the desire for a new Nigeria. The opposition PDP and the ruling APC, which have jointly dominated Nigeria for nearly 24 years, specifically since 1999, and run it aground, have alienated Nigerians.

The nation is engulfed in insecurity. No place is secure. Every day there is a bloodbath. Bandits, kidnappers, ritual killers, and terrorists like Boko Haram are all free to roam. Criminals practically rule over several areas of the nation. This circumstance has never occurred in the nation before, not even during the Biafra conflict.

Everything is loose on the economic front. Numerous outrageous issues, like widespread unemployment, a high cost of living, extreme poverty, and despair, are present everywhere. Almost all of the economic indicators are negative. Except for a conscious intervention to remedy the wrongs, the horizon looms dark and frightening.

The track records of the three leading candidates for the presidency, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, speak for themselves. Who is who in Nigeria is known. Therefore, no amount of mischief will be able to take Nigerians’ attention away from saving their nation from complete collapse.

The allure of Peter Obi can be explained with 3 major points;

He’s different from what Nigerians are used to. Nigeria has been ruled since independence by a certain class of men. Class in this case means a group of men in the military who came of age in the 60s and held power amongst themselves. Peter Obi is a politician, as one has to be to run for Presidency, but he’s different. As he says, he’s simply a trader.

Secondly, he’s a different type of politician. Rivals have tried, but they still can not find a single piece of dirt on the man who is a former state governor. Nigerians know how incredibly special this is because in comparison to other politicians the contrast is huge. Obi is a beacon to Nigerians, especially young Nigerians because he represents a different image for them. “We are not all thieves, we are not all corrupt”.

The final point is his track record of care for his position. Peter Obi unlike the other contestants does not see the position of President as an acquisition but sees it as a role of servitude. In a climate where one of the contestants says “Emi lo kan” meaning “It’s my turn”, this is no small thing. Nigerians that with Peter Obi they might finally have a President who would build a team and culture of leadership that is future-centric, future-proof, authentic in its plan for Nigeria, and sincere in its progress. Nigerians expect and pray that their votes will count when February 2023 rolls around and elections are held, they simply cannot wait for Nigeria to be born again.


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