…Says, “Insecurity is lack of leadership.”
…Noted that, “Presidency no longer by turn but by competence.”
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The presidential hopeful of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, said his administration will ‘secure the country and restructure the security governance architecture,’ if elected president in February 2023.
He also said government will also get more people into the security system and ensure that they are well cared for in terms of their own security and that of their families.
Mr Obi disclosed this Wednesday during a campaign rally of LP held at Ahmadiu Bello Stadium in Kaduna City.
He said Kaduna hosts the biggest military formation and is supposed to be the most secured state in Nigeria, but expressed surprise that the people in state cannot sleep with their two eyes closed today.
He also said a situation where the police, army are killed and their families left to suffer would end once and for all.
“Presidency,” Obi said, “is now for people with character,” urging supporters to ask others seeking for President to tell them, “who are they, their age and which school they attended.”
He said he and his running mate, Datti-Ahmed, went to university in Nigeria and abroad, demanding to know which school the rest two candidates attended.
He also said nobody should deceive electorates that president is their turn, adding that it’s not by tribe or by turn anymore but by competence.
Obi said, while Datti-Ahmed went to Cambridge University and other schools abroad, and had entrepreneur with many investments, he too also went to University of Nigeria, Nsuka, and that they are both wealth creators ready to fixed the country.
“That is why myself and my running mate, Datti-Baba Ahmed, say we will unite and secure Nigeria. Security will come back here again,” he said.
According to him, the insecurity in the country is not because it’s more formidable than the army but because of lack of leadership in the country.
Datti-Ahmed, who spoke in Hausa, urged the mammoth supporters to do away with tribe or religion politics, saying, “Muslims and Christians go and buy from same market at same prices.”
The LP national chairman, Barr. Julius Agbure, the state chairman, Awual Taboki, among others, said bad product and government don’t hide, stressing the need to change the change. They also lamented high cost of food items in the country causing untold hardship for the poorest of the poor.
LP’s Kaduna governorship candidate, Hon. Jonathan Asake, while sincerely thanking Obi supporters, especially youths, told them that Obi worked out of Delegate Conference to emerge Labour Party candidate, when he saw PDP delegate using dollars, because of his morality discontentment.
Obi, Datti-Ahmed’s wives, National Secretary of LP, Women Leader and other dignitaries were all in attendance in the event described as Town Hall and Flag-off Campaign Rally in the north, where they enjoyed an overwhelming resounding welcome by heavy supporters, including clerics, women and youths.