Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has stated that he is not frightened of what he called lies and propaganda against him, viewing them as a necessary step toward a better Nigeria.
“I have always lived my life in the most law-abiding manner possible. Sometimes, as humans, we make mistakes, but I will never knowingly break any law.
“I am, therefore, not afraid of the lies and propaganda against my person, which are part of the journey to a New Nigeria,” Obi said at the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the Labour Party in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday.
He asserts that those opposed to the establishment of the New Nigeria may continue to smear him, but he adds that he won’t be discouraged by these challenges as he pursues triumph.
He urged Nigerians to maintain their composure and perseverance in their efforts to recover the mandate for a New Nigeria, promising that he would not abandon the cause until victory was attained.
Obi said he never anticipated the path to the new Nigeria to be simple and added that the forces that had, for so long, relied on the previous order had to fight back, as is currently happening.
He said: “if they come at us through land, air and sea, we will respond to them through land, air and sea, but we will remain law abiding and will never give up on the nation.
“We are on the right path, and we will remain committed to the course.
“The millions of Nigerians who voted for me did not just cast their votes, but they invested their hope in me. They deserve justice, so we must stay the course. “And beyond regaining our mandate, I am committed to lifting people out of poverty. I remain committed to transforming Nigeria, starting from the North to every part of the nation”.
He reiterated his commitment to a ‘Nigeria that will be beneficial to every Nigerian’, stressing that the struggle to reclaim the mandate is not about him, as a person, but about millions of Nigerians who reposed their trust on him through their votes.