The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has urged Imo residents to shun sleep, defend their votes, and make sure they reflect the wishes of the people in the forthcoming November 11 governorship poll in the state.
Obi spoke at the Kanu Nwankwo Sports Complex in Owerri in the presence of excited supporters of the party.
Obi, who was at the venue alongside the Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, and Imo LP guber candidate, Sen. Athan Achonu, bemoaned the current hardship, inflation, and insecurity in the country, saying Nigerians and Imo residents deserve better governance.
The former governor of Anambra State said the President Bola Tinubu administration had done very little to ameliorate the sufferings of the Nigerian masses, urging the people of the state to show the APC administration the way out on Saturday by voting the LP candidate and protecting their votes.
Obi restated that his party is well capable of taking the reins and repositioning the state for the better. He urged natives of Imo to support the Labour Party in the upcoming election.
Also speaking, Otti said Imo residents should not only cast their votes but should also protect them.
Otti also enlightened the people on the need to defend their votes at the polling units.
“You are expected to stay awake. Cast and protect your votes in the upcoming election,” he said.
Speaking in Igbo, Achonu stated that, among other things, if elected governor, he would address insecurity, create jobs for the hordes of unemployed young people, and promote local government autonomy.