Watch: Nigerian presidential candidate Peter Obi on his plans to transform Nigeria’s economy
Nigerian presidential candidate Peter Obi has announced his party’s proposed plan for a new, fully democratic, Nigeria as he urged Nigerians to vote for him.
The candidate made his final plea for votes on Wednesday night ahead of Thursday’s first day of campaigning by the National Movement for Proper Reformation in Nigeria (NAMPR).
“On the 26th of April, 2016, at the dawn of another year, let’s make it the dawn of a peaceful democratic revolution, of national transformation,” Obi told a crowd of about 100,000 in Abuja.
“Let’s do this for the sake of our children and for the sake of our country,” he said.
He added: “What we need if we are to survive is not a revolution that destroys the country, but a revolution that enables it to survive.
“[If we’re not to destroy the nation] then the revolution must be as necessary as bread.”
Obi, a former head of the Army, also urged Nigerians to vote in the forthcoming elections as all candidates are entitled to contest them.
“This is the constitutional right of all members of the national assembly to contest elections,” Obi said.
“We will come out of the election well, not because politicians have sold out to the big companies, and because they have sold out because of money,” he said.
“[But] because our movement has been able to mobilise tens of thousands of people and because our movement has stood up against the government’s failure to carry out reforms and because our movement has stood against the establishment, against the party bosses that want to sell you,” he said.
He added: “We will come out of the election well, not because politicians have sold out to the big corporations, and because they have