Obi-Datti’s media agency has explained why Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi traveled abroad to connect with Nigerians from the diaspora.
According to the office, Obi’s tour is in response to numerous invitations from Nigerians in the diaspora who want to make their own contribution to the mission to rebuild the country.
In a statement on Friday, the media agency shared Obi’s itinerary of the week-long overseas trip that he had traveled to sell his vision to Nigerians who are not in the country.
The statement read: “Obi, who strongly believes that diasporas are crucial for the future to move Nigeria forward, said he plans to hold regular such consultations abroad over the course of the campaigns.
“Obi’s posts for 2023 that resonate with Nigerians, especially young people turning it into a political movement, have caught the attention of Nigerians and even Africans in the diaspora who want to share in his vision and invited him to come along for several conferences, meetings and job interviews.
“Shortly after his emergence as the party’s flag bearer, he had begun consultations with various sections of the Nigerian community in preparation for the national campaigns.
“Obi, who is excited about the journey, said he is anxious because diasporas leaving in a good system have a lot of influence on the challenges ahead.
“I have to tap into their brains for the task ahead. They are all as concerned as all of us are for a better Nigeria in our lives. I am excited to meet them all”
The presidential candidate noted that for effectiveness and urgent results, all Nigerians must be involved and carried along.
“For this mission to be effective and result-oriented, all hands must be on deck”
The media agency explained that the first part of this tour, which will take Obi to Europe, Canada and the Americas, will include conferences, town hall meetings, media interviews and lectures.
According to the distribution, Obi will be in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, August 28 for a town hall meeting to discuss the “positive impact of the Nigerian diaspora on the growth and development of our country.”
“On Monday, August 29; 2022 he will be in Los Angeles, California, USA for media interface with international journalists, Ademola Fayehun, the same day he will lecture at a dinner on the “role of Nigeria’s diaspora innCivic Leadership in the Country”
“On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, Obi will be in Texas USA for another Dinner lecture on “Active Engagement by Nigerians’ Diaspora for Civic Leadership”
“On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, he will have a media interface with USAAfrica Interview, the same day, he will hold a breakfast meeting with some selected leaders to discuss the theme “Rebuilding Nigeria is a collective responsibility”
On this day, he also holds a North Carolina town hall meeting “The Role of an Active Diaspora in Nigeria’s Economic Development”
“On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the Candidate will be in the US capital of Washington DC for an Economic Round Table with the US Chamber of Commerce; the same day, he holds a town hall meeting at the Howard University School of Business and later a dinner reception in Swahili Village.
“On Friday, September 2, 2022, he will deliver a breakfast lecture to an audience at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC and will travel to Atlanta the same day for a Town Hall Meeting on the theme of “Rebuilding Nigeria’s Economy”
“By Saturday September 3rd, Obi will have breakfast and media chat with CNN Zane Asher
And on Sunday, September 4, he will hold his final town hall meeting in New York, USA on “Afro Economic and Government Policy: A Conversation with Obi.”