…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), marked the 247th Independence Anniversary of the United States of America with a statement released via his Twitter handle.
He attended a reception organized by the U.S. Embassy, joining Embassy staff, U.S. citizens, and friends of the United States in celebrating this significant milestone.
Saluting the United States
Peter Obi extended his appreciation to the government and citizens of the United States, acknowledging their dedication to honoring their history, heritage, and cherished national holidays.
He highlighted the importance of commemorating such occasions.
Commonalities between the U.S. and Nigeria
Despite the differences in age and size as democracies, Obi emphasized that the United States and Nigeria share certain commonalities in terms of democratic aspirations, principles, and diversity.
He recognized the value of democratic governance and admired America’s diversity as a symbol of freedom.
Learning from the U.S. Model of Good Governance
Peter Obi praised the United States for providing Nigeria with a valuable template of good governance modalities.
He emphasized the importance of a Republican nation governed by the rule of law, strong institutions, and a common vision based on constitutional principles and the will of the citizens.
Appreciation for America’s Freedom and Democracy
As a Nigerian, Peter Obi expressed admiration for the beauty of America’s freedom and democracy.
He commended the country’s exemplary will to shape its own destiny and highlighted the significance of America’s diversity as a hallmark of freedom.
In conclusion, Peter Obi extended his heartfelt wishes to the United States on its 247th Anniversary.
His presence at the celebration and his words reflect his admiration for America’s democratic principles and diversity, emphasizing the importance of learning from its governance model.
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