Peter Obi Hails All Who Made His 2nd Round of Thank You Tour of America a Success

…Commends Samuel Alia for waiting with a cheque in hand to show his support at the prestigious Wilson International Center for Scholars

By Our Correspondent

ABUJA – Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi has hailed those who contributed in one way or the other in making his second round of “Thank You Tour of America” a success.

Peter Obi also commended the enthusiasm of Samuel Alia for his enthusiasm for Nigeria’s transformation and heartwarming long waiting with a cheque in hand to show his support at the prestigious Wilson International Center for Scholars.

The former Anambra state governor called for collaborative efforts to build a Nigeria and Africa that is prosperous, peaceful, and just—a continent where our children and grandchildren can thrive and reach their full potential.

Obi further stressed that we owe it to ourselves, our communities, and our continent to rise above present challenges and seize the opportunities that abound.

He gave the charge on Saturday when he took to his X account and said:

“I wish to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all who made my second round of the Thank You Tour of America a success. I departed Nigeria on the 23rd of May 2024 and held a meeting in the Washington DC/Maryland area. On the 24th, I travelled to Charlotte, NC.

“On the 25th I honoured an invitation from the Nigerian American Business Forum 2024 conference in Tampa, Florida, delivering a keynote address on “Investing in Nigeria from the Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities’.

“On Sunday 26th, I proceeded to Wisconsin for another meeting where I engaged in productive discussions on governance with two respected leaders: the longest-serving former Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy G. Thompson, and former Congressman and Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.

“On Monday 27th, I was in Dallas, Texas, continuing my thank you tour. In all these stops, Nigerians and non-Nigerians who attended were unanimous in their demand for good governance and a new Nigeria which I assured them is POssible.

“On Tuesday 28th I was scheduled to speak at the Wilson International Center for Scholars as part of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum program with US policymakers, think tank representatives, private sector members, and experts from NGOs and academic institutions, on the topic “Sub National Savings for future development”. However, due to a rainstorm in Dallas that morning, our flight was delayed for about five hours, necessitating the postponement of the event.

“Of all these events, the one that is most memorable was my meeting of young boy Samuel Alia, a dedicated and passionate individual who has been following my journey with keen interest. His enthusiasm for Nigeria’s transformation is palpable, and it was truly heartwarming to see him waiting with a cheque in hand to show his support at the prestigious Wilson International Center for Scholars.

“Undeterred by the thunderstorm that caused the delay, Samuel waited patiently, his determination fueled by his admiration for our tireless efforts to build a better Nigeria.

“Let us work together to build a Nigeria and Africa that is prosperous, peaceful, and just—a continent where our children and grandchildren can thrive and reach their full potential.

“We owe it to ourselves, our communities, and our continent to rise above present challenges and seize the opportunities that abound.

Thank you all. -PO

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