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General News of Monday, 5 September 2022


North stands to gain more under a Peter Obi presidency - Senator Okonkwo

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Senator Annie Okonkwo, a former politician, claims that Northerners will benefit more than anybody else from a Peter Obi administration due of his track record.

Okonkwo revealed this over the weekend in his capacity as the host of an important diaspora dinner for Obi and his advisors in Los Angeles, USA.

He claimed that Obi had publicly vowed to turn the North into Nigeria's hub for food production.

He said: “It will be deeply regrettable if our desperate search for transformational leadership is again allowed to be kidnapped by emotions of ethnic and religious discuss, then marshall plans for rescue and revival, at this time of grave national perils.

“The good side is that an empowered North will save Nigeria from hunger and starvation, poverty and penury.

“Agriculture will generate employment that will bring security and expand decent livelihoods. Secondly, from the blessings of those vast arable lands, will come the silver bullet for our quicker economic recovery, far greater than oil and gas in the South.”

He warned those hoping to win by rigging to perish the thoughts and play by the rules or dare severe consequences.


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