The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has vowed to put a stop to Boko Haram insurgence, terrorism and other insecurity to pave way for the farmers to reap the fruit of their labour.
Speaking with Asher Zain on the Cable News Network International (CNN) today, September 16, Obi said that if he is elected in 2023, his major focus in the first few days of his administration would be to restore stability in the North because the insecurity there is impacting negatively on the economy.
“One, is that you have to deal decisively with the issue of security because it is impacting negatively on the economy,” he said, when Zain asked about his plans to take Nigeria’s economy off of life support.
“You have to get the farmers to get back to the farms and you have to ensure that the vast lands of the North are invested and cultivated on; you have to start pulling people out of poverty as quickly as possible.
“You have to reduce aggressively the cost of governance and deal with the issue of corruption.”
He said that Nigeria needs a leader who is competent, and has the capacity with clear measurable vision to deal with the challenges of high-indebtedness, oil-theft, corruption, and a comatose economy.
Answering another question, Peter Obi, on Friday said that the 2023 poll is not based on whose turn it is, saying: “it is my turn is elite conspiracy to keep Nigeria under-developed.”
“All you hear about the ethnicity, religion, connections, ‘my turn’, is elite conspiracy to keep Nigeria underdeveloped,” Obi said.
“But now, we’ve reached the edge, we can no longer continue this way.”