Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Wednesday, said impoverished millions of Nigerians are his structure to win the 2023 presidential polls.
He was responding to questions that he does not have the grass-roots structure to outwit the likes of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in the presidential polls.
Obi spoke after his meeting with Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue State at Ortom’s private residence in Abuja.
Obi said ‘millions of Nigerians who have been impoverished by bad leadership over an extended period are my structures to win’.
According to him, it was time for ‘all hands to be on deck to correct the wrongs for a better Nigeria’.
Ortom had during the meeting challenged presidential candidates of various political parties for the next year’s general election to put Nigeria first above personal interests.
He said Nigerians were in need of people with ‘commitment and competence’ that would fix the leadership crisis that has plunged the country into chaos.
The governor said Mr Obi ‘is one among those qualified Nigerians that the people are looking forward to having him to take the country out of the leadership conundrum’.
Governor Ortom commended the decision of the former Anambra governor to engage Nigerians, especially major players in the country’s politics, irrespective of political leaning on his desire to serve as the country’s next president.
He said even though he was a major stakeholder of the PDP, the candidate considered him as a Nigerian to consult on his aspiration.