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General News of Tuesday, 17 January 2023


Peter Obi reveals 3 top things he will do for Nigeria at Chatham House

Peter Obi, Presidential candidate Peter Obi, Presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has highlighted some of his plans for the country should he win the presidential election.

Speaking at Chatham House, London, Peter Obi noted that ethnic agitations, structures hindering the prosperity of the country and the power sector will be revamped.

Listing the three things, the former Anambra Governor,

Says he will address ethnic agitations

According to Peter Obi, the various ethnic agitations across Nigeria are as a result of failed leadership.

Condemning all agitations, the LP presidential candidate promised to identify all the causes of the agitation across the country.

He said: “I condemn all agitators, but in condemning them, you have to look at what brought about these agitations all over the place. Not only IPOB. We have (the) Yoruba Nation movement and all sorts. When you have created this level of massive poverty where 63 per cent of your population is poor, you’re going to create all sorts of problems."

Promise to destroy the structure that has kept Nigerians in poverty

Peter Obi also assured that all structures that has kept Nigerians in poverty will be destroyed.

He said: “Let me assure you of what we’ve been campaigning on. You have heard them say we don’t have structure; that is the structure we are trying to destroy — structure of criminality." “That is what I’ve mentioned that Nigeria has been held captive. That structure that has impoverished Nigeria, we will dismantle it. It will not be there; I assure you of that."

Promises to turn around the power sector

The power sector he said, will not be left out as be promised to restructure and ensure adequate power generation in the country.

“Going to turn around the power sector — Nigeria generates about five to six thousand megawatts of electricity for 200 million people. And South Africa, the second biggest in terms of economy on the continent — 60 million people — generates about 40,000 to 50,000, and South-Africa in the past three months has declared emergency on power and said anybody can generate up to 100 megawatts without license.

“So, somebody who is 60 million, generating about over 40,000, declared emergency, what do you think somebody with 200 million people generating five to six thousand would do? War.

“I’m going to declare war on power and I will solve it. Anybody who stands in the way, so be it.”