Poverty: Plan to Buy 2 Presidential Jets Highlights Disconnect Between FG and Citizens

By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA – Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi has said that the plan to buy two presidential jets for the President and Vice President without plan to ameliorate the abject poverty ravaging the people highlights the disconnect between the government and the people. The former governor of Anambra State who reminded that for long, our bad leadership has made our priorities, as leaders, to be at variance to the needs of society, stated this in a statement released on his X against the backdrop of the plan by the House of Representatives to buy the jets for alleged security reasons. Obi stressed that this is time to stop this impunity, insensitivity, and shamelessness and refocus on the needs of our people. We must prioritize education, healthcare, and lifting our citizens out of poverty. The statement reads in full: At a time when our country is trending on the global media for facing its worst economic crisis, marked by high inflation, a falling currency, and widespread poverty, the government’s …

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Outcome of South African Election Results Remains Shining Example of Transparent Process – Peter Obi

By Okey Josiah ABUJA – PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi has saud that the outcome of the recent South African election results remains a shining example of what a transparent and efficient democratic electoral process should look like. According to Obi, with about 60% Voter turnout, over 90% of polling units opened on time, allowing diaspora voting, the results and updates were real-time without any form of technical glitches during the election. The former governor of Anambra State who disclosed this on his X account, noted that this demonstrated the robustness and transparency of their system. Stressing that the seamless online dissemination of results further highlighted their commitment to democratic principles and technological advancement. He further stated that the South African election is in stark contrast, to the show of shame that the giant of Africa, Nigeria, gave the World in 2023. Nigeria’s 2023, with less than 30% of the Voter turnout and over 60% of the polling stations starting late, no diaspora voting, the elections were plagued by allegations …

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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 …

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Merger Talk: Obi Consults Kwankwaso, Others Over 2027 Race – Tanko

ABUJA – Former spokesperson of Peter Obi Presidential campaign in the 2023 elections, Dr Yusuf Tanko has said that former Anambra state governor has been meeting with political gladiators in the country, including the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Tanko stated this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics on Monday. He said that Nigerians needed a merger in 2027 that would take them out of the woods. Tanko said, “Obi has been meeting with owners of industries, technocrats, students and political gladiators. “There are quiet a number of them that have been reached out to, for example Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who is a good political gladiator. We had met with him. “We had meetings with different individuals and political parties like SDP and ADC. Most of the political parties will be reached out to. They are already having meetings among themselves. “You need to have a conglomerate of grounded political parties who are interested in getting Nigeria out of the wood.” I don’t see Atiku, Obi alliance However, a former federal lawmaker, …

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LP crisis: How Obi’s visit worsened Abure’s woes

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in last year’s general elections, Peter Obi, last week paid a surprise visit to the headquarters of the party in Abuja on Tuesday. However, the visit earlier perceived to be an endorsement of the national chairman, Julius Abure, outlived its glamour quite shortly, as suspension hammer descended on the embattled national chairman over the weekend. Reports emerged on Saturday that Abure was suspended from the party in Ward 3 in Arue-Uromi, in Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State for alleged high-handedness and anti-party activities. A letter of suspension dated May 14, 2024, and another letter of ratification dated May 15, 2024, both of which were ratified at a meeting of the state executive committee on Friday night in Benin, stated that the suspension is with immediate effect. It advised Abure to stop holding out or parading himself as a member of the party. The letter of suspension was signed by the Ward Chairman, Thompson Ehiguese, and Ward Secretary, Stanley Usiomoh. The embattled national chairman of the party has been caught in …

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Peter Obi visits Kano mosque attack victims (photos)

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi, has visited the victims of a mosque attack in the Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State. Obi, who posted the pictures of the victims lying in the hospital beds with various degrees of injuries, made this known on his verified X handle on Monday. He wrote, “Yesterday, Sunday the 19th, as a follow-up to my earlier condolence message regarding those who lost their lives in the horrific and devastating terror attack on May 16, 2024, in the Gezawa local government area of Kano State during the morning prayer session. “I visited Murtala Mohammed Hospital in Kano to sympathize with those injured and receiving treatment at the hospital. The visit was to physically show solidarity with the wounded, offer support, and wish them a speedy recovery, as well as to thank and encourage the management of the hospital. “And most importantly, it was to send a message to the victims that we stand together in condemnation of any senseless act of violence and killing in our …

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Fiscal Indiscipline Bane of Economic Stability, Development in Africa – Peter Obi

By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA – Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), in February 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi has identified fiscal indiscipline as the bane of economic stability and development in Africa. The former Anambra State governor stated this on Friday in Kenya at the Inaugural Colloquium on Governance, Trade and African Unity with the theme: Fiscal Discipline in Governance: Strategies for Economic Stability and Growth in Africa. He disclosed this on saturday in a statement released via his X account (formerly twitter). According to Obi, while progressive and rapidly growing economies like China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam have been able to pull many of their people out of poverty through fiscal discipline and prudent management of their resources, Africa has thrown more people into poverty due to fiscal indiscipline and misappropriation of funds. As a result, sub-Saharan Africa is home to over 60% of extremely poor people, 60% of out-of-school children, and 60% of youth unemployment. He therefore emphasized that governments in Africa must now, as a matter of priority, ensure appropriate fiscal discipline and effective management …

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2027 Election: Atiku, Obi initiate alliance to unseat APC

By Simon Akwu ABUJA – The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the Februay 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi, on Monday, held a closed-door meeting with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and a number of Peoples Democratic Party stalwarts in Abuja. Obi also met separately with a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, a development that sparked speculation about a potential coalition ahead of the 2027 general elections. Obi was a member of the PDP until 2022 when he defected to the Labour Party to pursue his presidential ambition. He came third behind Atiku in the February 23 presidential election, which was won by Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress. Atiku blamed Obi’s defection from the PDP for his loss to Tinubu. Pundits argued that Atiku’s 6,984,520 votes and Obi’s 6,101,533 votes would have secured victory against Tinubu, who garnered 8,794,726 votes. Monday’s meeting was the first time since after the election that Obi and Atiku would be meeting to public knowledge. Online platforms and social media were awash with …

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Peter Obi pays ‘private’ visits to Atiku, Lamido

ABUJA- The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), in the 2023 Presidential elections, Peter Obi, has paid what close associates described as private visits to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, in their Abuja homes. Details of what was discussed during the visits are still shrouded in secrecy. Atiku first announced on his X handle that Obi, who was his running mate during the 2019 presidential election, paid him a visit noting that he was always delighted to receive him. A close associate of Obi disclosed that “he paid a similar visit to Sule Lamido.

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Peter Obi hails Oba Adetona @ 90, describes him as highly revered Nigerian and father figure to many

By Chris Udochukwu Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 general election Peter Obi has hailed Oba Siriku Kayode Adetona, the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland on the ocassion of his 90th birthday. Obi who took to his X account to felicitate with the Monarch, described him as a highly revered Nigerian and father figure to many, whose reign has brought peace and progress among your people, and continues to contribute. The former Anambra state governor hinted that he had planned to be in Ijebu-Ode to personally pay respect and loyalty, but unfortunately, the flight he took from Enugu to Lagos was diverted to Port Harcourt due to bad weather and by the time they made it to Lagos, it was impossible to travel to Ijebu-Ode. He there said he will arrange to come and pay my respects in the near future to the traditional ruler. Obi’s statement reads in full: Today, I would like to felicitate with a highly revered Nigerian and father figure to many, Oba Siriku Kayode Adetona, the Awujale and …

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Exposed! Why Anambra Elites Are Not Happy With Peter Obi Till Today(Video)

ABUJA – The Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi has revealed that he is aware that the Anambra elites are not happy with him. Obi who gave the reason why the elites are not happy with him in a video posted by Mo-Mo, said it is because he did give them public money. The former Anambra state governor hinted that when he become governor of Anambra state by the influence of Prof A.B C Nwosu (ask him) he asked me to go and see certain people, he is still alive I told him I won’t see them. I am contesting to be governor of Anambra state. He continued: “When I became governor people were not happy with me, the elites in Anambra, even till today are not happy with me. Is not that I don’t know, I know because I go to see the President then who tells me Peter nobody is happy with you. And I will say Mr. President, I didnt promise people happiness, I promised to fix school, …

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‘Establishment of Criminality’ Hindered INEC Server Functionality, Peter Obi Claims

Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi, said it was the ‘establishment of criminality’ that made the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, servers not work during the last presidential election. Obi, who insisted that the people must one day make it to work, explained that Amazon testified there were no glitches recorded globally on the day of the presidential election. The former Anambra State governor made the statement on Friday in Canada while addressing the issues about the last general election, including IREV servers The LP presidential candidate was in Canada for a “thank you” tour to appreciate Nigerians living in the country for their support offered him during the 2023 campaign/ general elections. He said: “Where did we go wrong in the last election? We didn’t go wrong anywhere. We did the right things. But as I can always tell people: when you bring a change, you fight all those who live off the old order. They don’t go away; they gang up. And don’t think it’s a straight race to remove an establishment. It’s …

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I only demolished buildings without approval, obstructing traffic in Anambra but Tinubu destroying livelihoods with Lagos-Calabar road construction- Obi

ABUJA- It has come to my attention, and I strongly denounce the distortion of facts surrounding my actions and statements during my tenure as governor of Anambra State, particularly concerning the ongoing demolitions for the construction of the Lagos-Calabar coastal super highway. I aim to address these issues directly, devoid of political rhetoric, to ensure clarity for all. Let me be unequivocal: during my governorship, I made it abundantly clear that all structures obstructing existing roads and lacking approval would be removed. The circulated video clearly stated this, and I only initiated removal when construction had already commenced. Any insinuation otherwise is a blatant misrepresentation of the truth. I challenge anyone to verify and show me where the demolished structures on existing roads or ongoing businesses were not encroaching on the road and built without government approval while I served as governor. To provide further clarity, consider concrete examples. I decisively demolished the Onitsha North local government headquarters situated on the only existing stadium, relocated, and built a brand new structure for the local government office away from the stadium. …

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‘Misplaced priority,’ Peter Obi reacts to Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway project

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has in a strong critique of the federal government’s recent actions, condemned the commencement of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project as a misplaced priority in the face of pressing national challenges. The former Anambra state governor, in a post on his X social media page, formerly Twitter, also said that it is not too late to discontinue the coastal road project in order to focus on other pressing issues in the country. Expressing deep concern over the insensitivity displayed by the government, Obi highlighted the devastating impact of the project’s initiation on businesses and residences located in the designated right-of-way. He lamented the destruction of livelihoods, the waste of lifetime investments, and the loss of jobs as bulldozers tear down affected areas. The statement read, “The sight of this insensitive demolition is heart-wrenching. Livelihoods are being wiped away, lifetime investments are being wasted, and jobs are disappearing as bulldozers roar through. The homes of the elderly are being overturned by the power of bulldozers. “This hasty flag-off …

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Peter Obi condoles bereaved families of Omehia, Prof Fabian Osuji

By Chris Udochukwu Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi on Saturday (today) sent condolence messages to the families of former Governor of Rivers State, Celestine Omehia over the death of their mother and the families of Osuji over the demise of the former Minister of Education, Prof Fabian Osuji. In a statement conveying the message of condolence to the two families, released via his verified X account @PeterObi, extoled the virtues and legacies of the two late icons in their respective rights, prayed God Almighty who called Ezinne Cecilia Omehia and Prof Fabian Osuji home, grant them eternal rest, and also the entire Omehia and Osuji families, and all of us, the fortitude to bear their irreplaceable loss. According to the statement, Peter Obi who attended the burials in Rivers and Imo states respectively, urged the two families to uphold the good legacies their mother and father left behind. The statement reads in parts; “Today, I was in Ubiama, Rivers State, where I joined Former Governor of Rivers State and my …

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Peter Obi hails Pelumi Nubi, a Nigeria-British citizen who drove solo from London to Lagos

….says her inspiring adventure inspired Nigerian youths By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA. – Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), in the February 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi has hailed Content Creator Pelumi Nubi – a Nigeria-British citizen who drove solo from United Kingdom (London) to Nigeria (Lagos) by road with her beloved purple Peugeot 107. Peter Obi who took to his X account @PeterObi to extol the Nigerian spirit of the travel enthusiast, said that her very inspiring adventure has inspired many Nigerian youths, especially the female folk, to reach for the skies in the pursuit of their dreams and aspirations. Precise Post recalls that Pelumi Nubi who embarked on solo driving journey from United Kingdom on January 31, 2024 arrived Lagos (Nigeria) on April 7, 2024. The former governor of Anambra state who commended Pelumi’s courage stressed that her arduous solo journey by road, through different difficult borders, challenging terrains and daunting experiences did not hold her back from pressing forward towards her goal. Obi who re-echoed that our dear nation is filled with millions of diversely talented youths …

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