Re-run: Obi, LP Stalwarts in Jos, Warn against Vote Buying

Re-run: Obi, LP Stalwarts in Jos, Warn against Vote Buying

Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has said the target of the party is to get Nigerians away from a country that only consumes to a country that produces, through which the youths will seriously get engaged with meaningful jobs thereby drastically reducing criminality.

Obi, who was in Jos, Plateau State, with other party stalwarts to show solidarity and campaign for the party’s senatorial and House of Representatives candidates, Gyang Zi and Daniel Asama respectively, warned against vote buying, saying: “They will come as usual to buy your votes, I don’t mean you that are here. But you have to go and preach to people that are collecting money from politicians to vote for them.

 “They are voting for more killings and more hunger in the state. They are voting for more trouble; they are voting for their school children not to be in school. That’s what they are voting for when they collect their money.”

He lamented the deteriorating state of Plateau State, describing it as a shadow of itself. Obi said the state used to be farm produce hub of the country and a place always nominated for political, economic and other businesses’ meetings, but today these privileges have died out due to insecurity.

He called on all citizens to work hard and reverse the ugly trend of mindless and criminally orchestrated killings, adding that the situation is dire.

Also speaking, the National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure, lamented the high cost of living, saying life is now unbearable to the population, hence, the need for the citizens to take their destiny in their hands by voting for the right candidates the LP has provided.

He said: “We must all come out to vote and defend our votes. I want to say clearly and categorically too that what happened to us in the general election of 2023, where there was an open robbery of our presidential mandate can never again happen.

“So, I urge you to come out on Saturday and vote and defend your votes. Let’s work together with one spirit, with one mind, and with unity of purpose, and we shall defeat them, as victory is sure.”

Also on the campaign entourage was Aisha Yesufu, who called on all citizens within to come out and vote for LP, saying election is everything. She said: “If we don’t get the right leaders, we will be killed, our children will be abducted, our husbands and wives will be killed, and our lands will be taken over.

“Enough is enough, Nigeria is for all of us. Plateau State is for all of us. Nobody has the right to decide the fate of the people. I say to you, do not stay in your houses, this is beyond election. We are fighting for our lives. We are fighting to be protected. We are fighting for our lives that matter and the lives of everyone. Next Saturday is not a day to stay in your houses to watch films, it is a day to come out and vote for those that will speak for you.”

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