The presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has said he would rather die than fail his supporters.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Obi was speaking on Monday at the Editors Forum, an initiative of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).
“I did not know many of them (supporters), but I vow not to disappoint them.
“I am determined not to fail them. I would rather die than fail them. I am going to serve them,” he said.
On the same day, while speaking on a Kaftan TV programme, The Candidates, moderated by Kadiara Ahmed, Obi said with him and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as leaders of Nigeria come 2023, fixing the economy will be a top priority.
He explained that with 130 million out of Nigeria’s estimated population of roughly 200 million living below poverty, Africa’s most populous nation was courting disaster because these numbers of poor people could pose a security threat to the nation.