Mr Obi’s plea came a day after presidential candidate Bola Tinubu begged Nigerians to reconsider the APC in 2023.
Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has urged Nigerians ahead of the 2023 general elections not to vote for continuity of corruption and poverty.
“The desire to take Nigeria back is nearly unanimous. We may be used to the old order; but we cannot vote for continuity of corruption, recklessness, impunity and poverty,” Mr Obi said in a Facebook post on Sunday.
The former Anambra governor made this call a day after the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Tinubu begged Nigerians for another chance while admitting the failures of his party in the past seven years.
“You cannot give up on us. We will do better. We will contribute to the improvement you might want,” Mr Tinubu said while speaking at the funeral service of governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s mother in Ondo on Saturday.
Lamenting how bad leadership has damaged the country and its citizenry, Mr Obi said “Nigeria is badly in need of a reformative leadership. Bad leadership has hurt us deeply, damaged our psyche and diminished our potentials and dreams.”
The Labour Party’s presidential flag bearer has continued to anchor his campaign on transforming Nigeria from a consumption to a producing country.
Mr Obi will be up against Bola Tinubu of the APC, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and a host of other presidential candidates in next year’s election.