Politics

Peter Obi: My presidential ambition is for Nigeria’s future

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 in the 2023 elections, has stated again that he wants the best for the country’s future, regardless of people’s ethnicity or religious affiliation.

Obi made this statement on Friday during a “Shape the Future” seminar in Enugu hosted by an organisation called the Boys Champion.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Noel Alumona, a Nigerian who won a UN award, launched BC to help adolescent boys and men become responsible adults via mentoring and training.

Obi urged the young people of his country not to vote based on tribal or religious affiliation, pointing out that no group in Nigeria could currently afford as much bread or rice for its members.

He introduced himself: “I am an applicant looking for a job.

“That is why I appear before you, my employer (youths), and it is the turn of Nigerian youths to take back their country.

“I am committed to the job, and hold me responsible if I fail you.

“If you do the wrong thing today, the future will take revenge on you.”

Obi asked the younger generation to vote in the 2023 elections for only credible leaders who could transform their future. ”

“Eighteen of us will tell the same thing, but you must verify what they are telling you,” he continued.

“There is no room for experimentation in 2023.

“We will remove their structure of criminality and replace it with the structure of development.”

The former governor of Anambra state has pledged to ensure the safety of all Nigerians so that farmers can return to their farms and help bring down food prices.

To combat crime, he pledged, “We would supply manpower in the security sector by hiring more police and providing them with equipment.”

“This is the only way we can move Nigeria from consumption to a productive society by investing in youths, and Nigeria must feed itself.

“My government will remove fuel subsidies and use the money to create jobs for the youths, and this is the future we want to bring.”

Obi turned down an honour from the organisation, stating he’d rather have it once he’s ended his term as president.

He claims that he will appreciate the honour more if Nigerians are pleased with his performance at the end of his term in office.

Alumona had earlier stated that he had brought the conference to Enugu to highlight the abilities of Nigeria’s youth.

He said that the youth of Nigeria needed to take decisive, long-term action to alter their future and remake existing practices.

He declared, “It is not a man show, but through collective efforts, we will drive the sustainable change we all crave.

“We will use all our strength, talent and intellect to drive this cause.

“This way, we can change our country and continent.”

NAN also reports that Alumona is the first African to win the AFS Award for Young Global Citizens since the award’s inception in 1914, beating out more than 400 competitors.

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