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If there is war in Nigeria, I will stay to fight: Peter Obi

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Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi says he loves Nigeria and he prefers dying in a war in Nigeria than staying alive in another country.

“If I am out of Nigeria today and there is a war in Nigeria, I will find a way to return to Nigeria because I will rather die in my country, Nigeria, than live free in another man’s country,” Mr Obi said.

The presidential hopeful in the 2023 elections says he loves Nigeria “irrevocably, and I believe no matter how far we travel or how successful we become outside Nigeria, we can never have another country to call our own but Nigeria.” 

He said he has continued to do whatever he can within his personal and group capabilities to “support Nigeria’s march to greatness.”

The former Anambra State governor said this in a virtual meeting with members of his support group, the Peter Obi Support Network on Monday.

Speaking further he said, “when I left the UK after residing there for over 10 years, I returned everything that belonged to them. I have a singular focus on Nigeria, and I do not think I need the citizenship or residence rights of any other country when I haven’t finished exploiting my nature-given rights and privileges as a Nigerian.”

A perceived frugal manager, Mr Obi has garnered major acceptance among young Nigerians who see him as a better alternative to other candidates contesting for Nigeria’s top job.

Mr Obi campaign runs on the energy of young Nigerians who dud themselves “Obidient” followers on social media. 

He will be looking to trump more politically experienced opponents like Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu of the ruling APC at next year’s general elections.