Peter Obi paid a visit to Southern Borno as part of his campaign to become Nigeria’s next president making him the first Presidential candidate to visit that part of the Middle Belt.
There was celebration and jubilation as natives from Chibok, Gwoza, Hawul, Askira Uba and the nine local governments welcomed the Presidential candidate.
In his speech, Obi spoke to the people of the region assuring them of solving the Boko Haram conflict and creating a peaceful society where they can engage in agriculture without any cause for fear.
The reactions were positive as the crowd reacted to the speech. The coordinator of the event Isaac Balami who is also the Obi/Datti deputy national campaign manager and senior adviser on presidential campaign matters, funding and grass root mobilization responded by saying that the people of Southern Borno had rejected politics of religion and ethnicity and have embraced competence and capacity.
He also reiterated the love the people of Southern Borno had for Obi and the love Obi had for the people of the region.
Peter Obi kicked off his campaign in the Middle Belt and Northern part of the country and has toured several parts of the Middle Belt as he seeks election on the 25th of February 2023.