By Our correspondent
Mr. Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 election, has thrown an open invitation to all his supporters in the United States of America (USA) and across the world, especially Nigerians and friends of Nigeria, to attend, on site or virtually, The Chinua Achebe International Symposium at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.
The occasion will also mark the 10th Anniversary Memorial of the renowned novelist and author of Things Fall Apart, as well as the 40th Anniversary of his seminal booklet “The Trouble with Nigeria.”
Those who cannot be physically present have the option of joining virtually via: mediacentrallive.princeton.edu.
In a tweet, Mr. Obi, former Governor of Anambra State said: “My Dear Obidients and Fellow Nigerians, I wish to humbly and regrettably inform you that I will not participate in our bi-monthly Twitter Space that is due today, 29th September, due to a scheduled inevitable engagement.
“I have earlier been invited to deliver a Keynote Speech at The Chinua Achebe International Symposium, and the 10th Anniversary Memorial and 40th Anniversary of His seminal booklet “The Trouble with Nigeria” at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.
“Thankfully, my speech will focus on “The Trouble With Nigeria” as written by our Internationally renowned author, Chinua Achebe, 40 years ago, and I would like everyone to be part of it. Sadly, Nigeria has continued to grapple with, and at an even more alarming rate, the very troubles written about by Achebe four decades ago. However, we must not allow our nation to go down under the present cocktail of challenges. May I request that you all join me today as the event will be streamed live online? Thank you. -PO.”