The honorary citizenship conferred on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has generated reactions from his party and co-contestant, Omoyele Sowore.
Akewusolaf Blog reports that the Labour Party said the decision of the Dallas City mayor, in the United States to confer honorary citizenship on their presidential candidate showed that they have put forward the best among all contestants to save the country.
Peter Obi who disclosed the honorary citizenship conferment on Tuesday said, “Today in Dallas Texas United States, I met with the Mayor of Dallas and his team. I had the privilege of being conferred with the honorary citizenship of Dallas. I also met with a select group of Texas Judges.”
Labour Party in a statement on their official Twitter handle said, “Our Presidential Candidate @PeterObi met with the Mayor of Dallas, and was conferred with an Honorary Citizenship of Dallas. We have offered Nigerians the best for Presidency.”
They further challenged, “Let other Presidential Candidates show Nigerians where they are and what they are doing.”
In reaction to the former governor of Anambra’s citizenship conferment the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore said by Peter Obi celebrating the conferment he has been scammed.
Sowore said, “No wonder Peter Obi clearly stated he’s got no ideology different from Atiku and the rest, for him to be celebrating the conferment of “honorary citizenship” of Dallas shows he’s got no clue that the award is not even worth the paper it was printed upon. Someone scammed him!”
Meanwhile, the Labour Party presidential candidate has called on Nigerians in the diaspora not to get tired of the country but to continue to invest in critical infrastructures to make the country a better home.
On Wednesday in Dallas, Texas, United States, Peter Obi, told Nigerians in Texas that the country requires their intervention in education and foreign direct investment.
The Labour Party presidential candidate acknowledged the impacts of Nigerians in the diaspora and promised to create an enabling environment if elected to ensure they have voting right in 2027.