Politics

Peter Obi vows to fight insecurity, poverty

Peter Obi, the Labour Party's presidential candidate, has advised Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, to perform better than he did in office.

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate for 2023, has pledged to combat poverty and insecurity if elected.

Obi said this to reporters on Tuesday in Abuja, on the fringes of the party’s Strategic Meeting.

He lamented the widespread instability and poverty and vowed to do something about it.

The new director general of the Presidential Campaign Council is Mr Akin Osuntokun, he said, replacing Dr Doyin Okupe, convicted in court. He added that a new Nigeria was possible.

“Today, Nigerians are living in IDP Camps in their country. This means they are IDPs in their own country, and we have been receiving many bad news all over the place.

“There are so many cases of kidnappings and killings all over the country. Our party has also been attacked severally; our woman lady was attacked and killed in Kaduna. The same thing happened to our party’s member contesting in Imo. We can not continue this way.

“These are the problems in the country that we need to deal with as quickly as possible, where Nigerians can be safe in their own country. We will achieve this if voted into power in 2023 by God’s grace,” Obi added.

Obi praised the youth, saying they were enthusiastic and talented and could hold their own against young people anywhere in the world.

The candidate said that it is impossible to become prosperous while living in Nigeria’s current socioeconomic conditions and that the country’s problems must be addressed.

“However, there is a need for Nigerians to take back their country and set themselves free from oppression and from producing more poverty.

“What we are trying to do about structure is to restructure the structure that created poverty. So, our structure is the volunteers who want to take their country back.

“It will be driven by you all, and if you don’t, remember about your children, yourselves and the future.

In the future, “the society we are building today will make it better for all of us,” Obi remarked.

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