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Peter Obi who is the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, has reiterated that he will not be abandoning Nigeria if war breaks out in the country while he is president.
Obi had also noted that he prefers to die in Nigeria if war should break out than to be a free man in another country.
He made this disclosure during a virtual interactive session with more than 1,000 members of his foremost support group, the Peter Obi Support Network. The former Anambra State governor said he deliberately avoided obtaining resident permit and citizenship rights from other countries because he believes in Nigeria.
According to Obi: “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.
“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.”
The presidential candidate appealed to Nigerians in the diaspora to contribute to the country’s development.
In another report, Peter Obi has also hailed the Nigerian-born Miracle Izuchukwu for her fabulous feat of being the youngest female commercial pilot in the United States.
The 25-year-old is now the youngest female commercial pilot in the United States.
In a tweet, Obi said she made history and also made her country proud.
“My very warm congratulations to Miracle Izuchukwu, 25. She’s Nigerian, and the youngest commercial female pilot in the USA.
“Like her compatriots all over the world, she made her country proud while making history”, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate wrote.