The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has promised to reduce the high level of insecurity and poverty if he wins the 2023 presidential election.
HausaToday reports that Obi made this known at the Coalition for Peter Obi Leadership summit held on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
In a series of tweets via his Twitter handle, Obi pointed out that he would reduce poverty and insecurity with job creation and reformative investments as mechanisms.
The former Anambra governor also promised to move the country’s economy from the consumptive to the productive mode.
He wrote, “After we win the 2023 elections, we intend to use the instruments of job creation and regenerative investments to drastically reduce the high incidence of insecurity and poverty while moving the economy from the consumptive to the productive mode.
“Undoubtedly, the greatest challenge we face beyond bad leadership is lack of elite consensus. But, let us not forget Dante Alighieri‘s admonition, that ‘The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
Obi stated that the division of Nigeria must be prevented by making the right decision at the polls, adding that the 2023 election could be a tipping point in the history of the nation.
The LP presidential flagbearer also said criminality surrounding oil subsidy will be terminated if he becomes president.
However, the former governor stated that Nigerian youths are the structures that he needs to help him win the election.
He wrote: “History must serve as a tool in our decision-making. The implosion of Nigeria has long been forecasted. The year 2023 could be a tipping point in the annals of our history. But that must not happen, even as the options before the electorate seem stark.
“Going forward, we must look for ways to move Nigeria beyond oil. We must end this criminality called ‘oil subsidy.’ Nigeria today is vastly polarised and wrecked by divisions that run deep along religious, ethnic and regional lines.
“Finally, our structure is everyone seated in this hall today! Yes, we have structure, and are ready to move mountains to save Nigeria.”