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General News of Tuesday, 17 January 2023


Peter Obi refuses to criticise IPOB at Chatham House

Peter Obi, Presidential candidate Peter Obi, Presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has highlighted his plans to tackle the various agitations across the country.

Speaking at Chatham House, London on Monday, January 16, Peter Obi noted that although he condemns agitation, he will talk and speak with all the secessionists if he becomes president of Nigeria.

The two major secessionist groups are the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Yoruba Nation.

These two groups have been known to unleash mayhem leading to insecurity in the nation.

While answering question on agitations in Nigeria, Peter Obi however, refused to criticise the movements. Adding that the cause of the agitations is bad leadership.

He said:

“When 40 per cent of your population is unemployed, there will be all sorts of problems which is what caused this agitation and this is as a result of leadership failure over the years and once there is good leadership; these problems will be solved.

“So, yes, I will talk and speak with all agitators.”

“Monies have to be put into crucial areas, which is why I am insistent on the elimination of fuel subsidies. This is why we need to dismantle the structure of criminality holding the country back. I am going to declare war on those holding the country back, especially in the power sector.

“We are committed to building a New Nigeria for the youths in order to bring back the Diaspora,” Obi revealed.”