Northern youths root for Peter Obi

Youths in the northern parts of the country have decided to eschew ethic tribal and religious sentiments in the choice of the nation’s president come 2023.

Rather, they prefer competence, private and public antecedents and future prospect as criteria to be adopted in voting a preferred persons among the candidates canvassing for votes ahead of 2023.

The youth body therefore, said that they found in the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.

Victor Laka, State Southern Zonal Chairman of Peter Obi Candidacy Movement on Sunday explained that the youths decided to support the former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi because of his leadership qualities.

According to him, more than 15,000 youths and women from northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa have promised to stand and support the presidential ambition of Obi, in the 2023 general election.

Laka further said that the group, with members from across the 13 local government areas of the state, was tired of politicians from other political parties who kept lying to the masses of providing good governance during electioneering campaigns but ended up disappointing them.

He noted that it was the reason they decided to support the Labour Party to produce Obi as President in 2023.

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He said “as youths who want the progress of Nigeria, we are tired of all the politicians who keep deceiving us that they will provide good governance. Life has become so difficult for the youths because we have bad leaders and that is what we are trying to correct in 2023.

“So far, 15,000 youths have registered with our support group, the Peter Obi Candidacy Movement, and more have indicated interest to join us in the struggle to rescue our nation from the corrupt politicians who do not mean well for us.

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“We have great confidence in him because he did very well in Anambra State while he was governor. We believe he will do better if he is elected as president of Nigeria in 2023.

So, we are urging all Nigerians who are yet to get their Permanent Voter Cards to do so immediately in order for us to vote in credible leaders to office in the coming elections.”

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