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2023 Election: I won’t back down – Peter Obi reassures Obidients

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has reassured his supporters that he will not give up on recovering his ‘stolen’ presidential mandate.

Obi gave the assurance after visiting Jennifer Efedi, the woman who returned to vote with bandages after some suspected thugs attacked her on election day, February 25.

The former governor of Anambra state said he would not let his supporters down and intends to pursue the case till its very end.

In a video which went viral, Obi was responding to a lady in the background asking him not to give up on restoring the people’s mandate.

She said: Sir, please don’t give up.

In response, Obi said: No, no, no!

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Meanwhile, he had promised Nigerians that he will not deceive them like politicians did in the past when trying to get into office.

Obi made the promise on Monday while addressing party members and supporters during his campaign rally at the Muhammed Dikko Stadium, Katsina.

The former Governor of Anambra state also vowed to tackle hunger, insecurity and unemployment if elected president in February.

He appealed to the electorates to have faith in him and his party as they are ready to serve the country with all the strength in them.

Obi said; “People, through us, have chosen to build a new Nigeria. When we have security, we shall open our borders. Ours is to sack poverty in Nigeria. We cannot fight poverty without opening our borders but we shall put in place adequate security first. We know you have always been deceived by the people you voted for in the past. We in the Labour Party will not deceive you. We appeal to you to vote for us and I assure you, we will not deceive you.

“We shall fight hunger; we shall fight poverty and we shall ensure that there is security in Katsina and all parts of the country. We however appeal to you to please vote for us to deliver all the good things we have for you. We assure you of our commitment if you vote for us.”