Peter Obi, a presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP) in Nigeria, recently spoke at a campaign event in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. During his speech, he highlighted the issues of poverty, hunger, and unemployment plaguing the country and attributed these problems to failed leadership.
Obi outlined his plans to unite the country, improve education, and transform Nigeria from a consumption-based economy to a production-based one. He also emphasised the importance of ensuring the security and stability of citizens and criticised the current government, led by the All Progressives Congress (APC), for its failure to address these issues. He promised to prioritize the rule of law, education, and the health sector if elected in 2023.
“In Nigeria, today, our country is breeding poverty. A country that is breeding unemployment, breeding sickness, a country that is breeding out of school children, a country that youth unemployment is the highest in the world; that is what they called a change. We now live in a very insecured country. Our job is to secure and save Nigeria.
“Our second job is to make sure that we have a country where there is rule of law, where education is number one priority, infrastructure development and development in the health sector. We will move the Nigeria from consumption to a production country,” Obi said.
The presidential candidate, Peter Obi, questioned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government for promising change from the previous government’s achievements, but failing to deliver on those promises. He stated that if elected in 2023, his government would also focus on ensuring the stability of the health sector.
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