- Peter Obi has pointed out that one of the biggest problems Nigeria is currently facing is insecurity
- The Labour Party’s presidential candidate made this disclosure on Tuesday, October 11, during a BBC interview
- Obi stated that if given the mandate in 2023, he will establish a responsible and responsive security architecture
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), in a BBC interview on Tuesday, October 11, spoke on the number one priority of Nigeria amid preparations for the 2023 general elections.
During the interview anchored by BBC’s Peter Okwoche, Obi stated that Nigeria’s first major issue which is crying for practical address is security.
For the former Anambra governor, security affects so much of the country’s national life, which is why he said he will put in place a responsible and responsible architecture if Nigerians give him the mandate in 2023.
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He noted that if the country is secured, farmers will return to their farmlands and this will solve two problems: overcome food inflation and increase Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“If you deal with it [security] today, you deal with inflation because farmers would go back to farms and that would reduce food inflation.”
Asked how he plans to win the coming presidential election without a ‘structure’, considering that no one from his party has any elective positive anywhere in Nigeria, Obi said citizens should pay attention to what brought the country to where it is now.
In Obi’s view, Nigeria’s current condition is the cumulative effect of bad leadership over the years by the same people who are in office today.
Obi disclosed that he plans to remove the structure that has plunged Nigeria into poverty, insecurity, doom, and international disgrace.
“The structure that has kept us where we are, the structure that has produced the highest number of people in poverty in any country, the structure that has produced the highest number of out-of-school children, that is the structure we want to remove.”
Watch the full interview below:
Peter Obi speaks to CNN, reveals his plans for Nigerians
Meanwhile, Obi explained what he plans to do to take Nigeria out of its current economic state.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party made the explanation while speaking in an interview with Zain Asher on CNN.
The former Anambra state governor said the first thing he plans to do is to put security in place.