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100m in poverty as Obi reveals causes of Nigeria’s insecurity

…To unlock country’s greatness, if elected.

…Says, “Corruption fight is easy, if you don’t steal.”

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, says about 100 million Nigerians are living in poverty because of the complete failure of the system.

He said the current government’s inability to have control over the county’s economy and security was responsible for all sorts of crimes and insecurity in the country and, therefore, qualified it as a failed nation in all ramifications.

Obi, who disclosed this on Monday in remarks at the interactive sessions organised by Arewa Joint Committee for presidential candidates, promised to unlock the country’s greatest asset, if elected President in 2023.

“We want to bring a transformative government. The greatest assets of Nigeria are in the north; the greatest assets of Nigeria are vast uncultivated lands in the north, but these lands have been taken over by bandits. We are going to unlock Nigeria.”

“We will bring Nigeria back to life. All banks will be shareholders in Bank of Agriculture where our farmers can directly assess loans,” he said.

He also promised to eradicate poverty in Nigeria, saying that, “When you pull people out of poverty, the rate of crime and insecurity in the country will reduce.”

He said that his candidature is for a New Nigeria; noting that, he wants Nigerians to be proud of their country.

Obi said he will fight corruption to a standstill, maintaining that fighting corruption is easy when one is not stealing.

“Our past is gone; we are going to face the future. Fighting corruption is easy when one is not stealing. Our monies are stolen; ‘subsidy’ is organized crime.”

“I want to give Nigerians hope. I and my running mate will be in-charge. They will not find us wanting; we have the physical strength. I will dialogue with every agitator because it will make us a better and united Nigeria,” he stated.

Obi also promised to invest more in women, maintaining that women are very industrious and dedicated.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to vote a “character” and “capacity” they can trust, adding that, he is the only candidate to be trusted and voted by one ethnicity but by all.

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