The former Governor of Anambra State and a Presidential aspirant under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi has said Nigeria is going through difficult times under the current Government.
Speaking to PDP delegates at a meeting in Bauchi, Obi promised that if given the chance as Nigeria’s next president, he will change the trajectory and set the country on the path of development.
“The country is going through a very difficult time now. It is collapsing and we must, for the future of our children, change the trajectory of the country by ensuring that we move this country from consumption to production, from sharing to creating.
“We must build a better place, we must change our country because we cannot continue with this level of underdevelopment, this level of insecurity, with this level of problems all over the place. So, we must do the needful to ensure that in 2023, our party must have a candidate that has the capacity, competence, commitment to build a better Nigeria,”
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Peter Obi also lamented the rising debt of the country since the Buhari regime began ruling the country. He explained that other countries borrow funds and use them to develop their economies and their people, however Nigeria borrows and shares. He added that all that is required to raise the country out of poverty, is to invest a lot and invest in our GDP.
Speaking on the insecurity currently gripping the nation, he said he had the capacity to tackle the country’s challenges.
He said, “Our country today is insecure and people ask me, ‘how are you going to tackle this issue of insecurity?’ You can fight insecurity in two ways: firstly, you can fight insecurity the natural way and that is making the youths have a means of livelihood. If you don’t know where the next meal will come from, there are tendencies that you go into criminality. So, you must pull people out of poverty because the more you pull people out of poverty, the more you reduce criminality.
“The second way to tackle insecurity is solving it through men – ensure that you fund security agencies and have capable men, train, empower and provide them with all the necessary equipment they need and this can be done.
“When you go to vote at the convention, please, look at the future of your children and ask yourself, ‘which kind of society do I want these children to live in?’ Even if they give you money or buy you lunch, collect it but when you go to vote, look at the future of your children. We need to do things properly,”