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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded elections, Peter Obi has renewed his for unity of the country while calling for a new Nigeria.
He made these calls while speaking on Friday at the second edition of the handshake across Nigeria-themed Building Bridges for a Wew Nigeria, organised by Nzukọ Umunna, an Igbo socio-cultural group.
‘We need a new Nigeria. A Nigeria where people who are sons of nobody would be great, live well, have a job, and earn a living. That is all we want and I am sure Nzuko Umunna on their own will play their part. We would continue to play our part,’ he said during the event in Enugu.
However, he noted that the new Nigeria won’t come with ease as those he claimed are holding the country won’t let go easily.
For the keynote speaker, Mike Ozeokhome (SAN), there must be an investment in skills, advancement of technology, the establishment of pilot projects, and involvement of international agencies amongst others if the handshake must happen.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was also at the event.
Recall that the outgoing President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has asserted while his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) worked hard to retain power in the just concluded general elections, opposition political parties lost because they were overconfident.
Speaking on Thursday, he also averred that a blend of overconfidence, complacency, and poor tactics were the reasons the opposition lost their desired victory and sank them into a post-election crisis.
‘Our party blended confidence with caution, we worked hard and won. Now, their overconfidence is creating more problems for the opposition than anyone else,’ Buhari said when he received members of the Progressive Governors Forum led by their Chairman, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, at his official residence in the State House, Abuja.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘President Buhari: the opposition was a victim of overconfidence in last elections’ made available to journalists on Thursday.