Politics

2023: Nigerians won’t sell votes and buy hardship again- Umeh

Politics

By Nwafor Okafor

The Labour Party (LP) candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Chief Victor Umeh, has said that vote buying will no longer be fashionable in the 2023 general elections because, according to him, Nigerians will not want to sell their votes again and buy hardship.

Umeh who stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Awka, the Anambra State capital, described the presidential bid of the LP candidate, Peter Obi, as a sucker punch that Nigerians needed to dethrone the strangleholds of the old order.

He said voters were the driving force of the Peter Obi movement, adding that “every day, people come up with innovations to mobilise support for this movement”.

According to him, Obi had become the hottest commodity in demand for Nigerians because the people saw him as the only person that could redeem the country.

He stated that issues holding Nigeria down would be the bedrock of the decisions people would make in 2023, adding, “Peter Obi’s movement is everywhere in Nigeria. We, from Anambra State where he( Obi) comes from, owe him the heaviest support in this presidential election.

“Peter Obi’s movement is driving itself. He is not even the one doing it anymore. Nigerians have taken it over. Peter Obi is in hot demand by Nigerians.

“People who have never met him before are donating offices to him across the country. I receive all manner of calls across Nigerians from people serving even the present government wanting to join the movement.

“Peter Obi is the only hope of Nigeria. He is the only person that can redeem this country from collapsing. People have identified it and everyone wants to lend a helping hand to ensure that Nigeria is salvaged in the next year’s election.

“Others are playing politics but Peter Obi is offering himself to serve Nigeria. In these coming elections, there’s nothing like structure. The electorates are the structure.

“The country is down, the voters are the most important people in any electoral process. Peter Obi and the Labour party has the voters in Nigeria.

“The Nigeria Labour Congress has constituted a community across the 36 states in Nigeria, to mobilise workers and electorates for Labour Party in the forthcoming election. No political party has that kind of structure.

“The voters are the ones driving this movement. Every day, people come up with new innovations to mobilize support for this movement.

“Labour Party is the most popular political movement in Nigeria as of today. As for vote buying, people will eat your money and vote you out. You cannot take the money and buy hardship.

“The issues facing Nigeria will be the bedrock of the decisions people will make. Poverty is ravaging the whole country. The country is collapsing.

“It’s a rescue mission. Those who wanted to create ethnic and religious bias have been kept aside. Nobody is talking about Peter Obi being an Igbo man anymore.

“Nigerians see Peter Obi is the hope they have been yearning for. He is an instrument God will use to turn things around.”

Ifeizu

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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