Peter Obi, vice presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, has described as serious threat to Nigeria’s unity, the alarming rate of corruption and worsening level of insecurity in the country.
Obi made this known in a message to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrated on January 15. He explained that the level of corruption, bad governance, insecurity of lives and property prevalent in the country has continued to threaten the unity for which the past heroes sacrificed their lives.
“If left unchecked, the unity of our dear nation will continue to be threatened by the heavy burden of political rascality and irresponsibility of public office holders.
“Our heroes past did not fight for a nation that would be plagued by debts, of which the funds are not clearly accounted for; insecurity of lives and property, and high level of corruption that has continued to weaken our economy,” Obi explained.
He urged Nigerians to always look beyond tribal and religious affiliations in relating with one another, stressing that that is the kind of nation Nigeria’s fallen heroes dreamt of and fought for.
“Building our country Nigeria is a collective obligation. We must tear down the tribal and religious walls that divide us and unite together to achieve a common goal: the Nigeria of our dreams,” Obi stated.
He called on leaders at all levels of government to see leadership as opportunity for sacrifice.
“Our fallen heroes all paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. Our leaders must understand that leadership is a call to service and sacrifice for the good of the nation,” Obi said.
– Jan. 19, 2021 @ 2: 20 GMT /