Ahead of the 2023 general election, Naija Lives Matter, a non-governmental organization (NLM), has endorsed Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi for the office of the President.
Naija Lives Matter organization, is a USA and Nigeria-based public benefits organization committed to better lives for all Nigerians by providing social support for the underprivileged, economic empowerment to youths and mobilization of citizens for participation in political activities for the
betterment of Nigeria.
Announcing the endorsement of Mr. Obi in a Press Conference, Naija Lives Matter organization Founder and Chairman, Dr. Ope Banwo, described the development as a priviledge.
Ope Banwo, who is a foremost entertainment entrepreneur said his intention and that of his organisation is pure.
In his words, ‘It is a pleasure to announce our organization’s endorsement of Mr Peter Obi of the
Labour Party for the upcoming 2023 presidential elections in Nigeria. In every election circle dating back to 2011, myself and Naija Lives Matter organization , as part of our civic and social responsibility outlined in our charter in the USA, decides which of the many contestants in the election year deserves our material, social and physical support’.
‘Unlike many in the country who would often pick a candidate to support based on who they think
can win at the point of their endorsement, we at NLM prefer to endorse a candidate based on who
should win the election, based on their ideologies, personal record, and approach to governance
that match our vision for a better Nigeria for all’
‘Also, being mindful that most Nigerians have been frustrated, oppressed and beaten down by the
Incompetency, corruption and general lack of direction by the two main parties in the last 16 years,
We are firmly of the conviction that it is time Nigeria grabs the bull by the horn and go in a different
Direction with a new kind of leader, and with a new party, that has not held power at the center
Before. Peter Obi and the Labour Party fit both bills.
‘Fact is we cannot continue to do the same thing over and over again and then keep expecting a
‘So, while fully conversant of the uphill challenge facing a third force candidate from a party different from the two main parties, in challenging for the presidency, we have consciously and whole heartedly decided to support Peter Obi of the Labour Party for the Presidency of Nigeria in
‘Not only has he captured the imagination of millions of Nigerians tired of stagnation, bad
government and visionless leadership, with his array of fresh ideas for governance and folksy
manner that resonates with most Nigerians, he also has some solid achievements as a two-term
Governor that gives us reasonable confidence and hindsight into him to believe he could be the
difference maker we all need in the Nigeria of today’.
‘While only God can see the future and know for a fact what any leader will do when given the
reigns of power, we are reasonably confident and expectant that Mr. Obi will live up to the
expectation and aspirations of most Nigerians who are sick and tired of struggling in a nation blessed
with so much talent and resources.
Stating that Naija Lives Matter organization is proud to stand with Mr. Obi for the presidency of
Nigeria, Dr. Banwo added that NLM will do its part in the national assignment, having already
activated its own Peter Obi Nation Support Group Project to join 1,000 other support groups out
there working for the victory of Mr. Obi at the polls in the upcoming 2023 elections.
‘’This is a special project of the Naija Lives Matter to create 100,000 small Peter Obi Nation support
cells groups over the next eight months, who will join with other Peter Obi support organizations to
make history in 2023 at the polls’.
Urging everyone to find out more about the Peter Obi Nation project of Naija Lives Matters
on www.PeterObiProject.com and sign up, he also encouraged Nigerians to join other patriots at
home and abroad, in this struggle to turn Nigeria’s economy from one of consumption to one that is
Production-based, thus creating a nation Nigerians can all be proud of.