Peter Obi bags citizenship award from US city

  • The Mayor of Dallas, Texas, Eric Johnson, has conferred on Peter Obi, the honorary citizenship of the city
  • The award of citizenship was given to Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party on Tuesday, October 4
  • Obi also appreciated the judges present at the event and the mayor who announced that his DNA tests have confirmed he is a Nigerian

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Tuesday, October 4, met with the Mayor of Dallas, Texas United States of America, Eric Johnson, and his team.

In a Twitter post he made, the former governor of Anambra state said he had the privilege of being conferred with honorary citizenship of Dallas.

Peter Obi, Dallas, Texas, Eric Johnson, 2023 presidential election, Labour Party, USA
Peter Obi has been conferred with honorary citizenship of Dallas, Texas. Photo: Peter Obi Source: Twitter

Obi said he also met with some select groups including Nigerians in diaspora resident in Dallas, Texas

In his speech after receiving the citizenship, Obi appreciated the Mayor of Dallas and all the judges present at the occasion.

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Also speaking the Mayor of Dallas commended Obi for his efforts and ambition to become the next president of Nigeria.

Johnson also confirmed that he just realised that he is a Nigerian.

His said:

“You know I recently took a DNA test to find out where my people come from. And I am a Nigerian.”

Nigerians react to Obi’s new citizenship

Reacting to the development, a Twitter user congratulated Peter Obi on his honorary citizenship from the Mayor of Dallas.

Another user, Chinaza said:

“Senior Man, you’re a blessing sent from above to put hope and smile into the faces of million of Nigerians.

“You lead while other follows Senior Man, I throway asalama for u “

Peter Obi’s Labour Party releases bank account details for campaign fundraising

The Labour Party released account details for its supporters and well-wishers to donate money to the campaign ahead of the 2023 general election.

The release of the account details by the party comes barely 24 hours after the official commencement of campaign activities as stipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a simple tweet made at 10.42 pm on Thursday, September 29, the Labour Party shared an e-banner containing details of the account for the party.

Another Obidient march? Peter Obi’s supporters release details of ‘Mother of All’ rally in Lagos

Several supporters of the flag bearer of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, are set to hold a rally in Lagos state.

The team lead for the supporters said the rally will take place in three different locations across the state.

According to the lead, relevant security agencies across the country have been notified about the rally through the appropriate channel.


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