Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State and a presidential contender for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has argued that a consensus candidate is not the answer to the country’s numerous problems.
He believes that the consensus framework advocated by certain hopefuls is not what Nigeria wants at this time.
On Sunday, Obi spoke during a meeting with PDP leaders in Akure, Ondo State’s capital, ahead of the party’s approaching primary election.
The former Anambra State Governor, while decrying the bad state and neglect of the Akure-Ado Ekiti route, said that it could be restored for about N5 billion.
Obi also called on Nigerians to vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023, stating that the party has driven the country backwards.
“Nigeria is its darkest days. The country is collapsing and the only thing we are hearing is kidnapping, banditry poverty.
“Schools are shut down, killings are everywhere and this is the cumulative effect of the bad leadership.
”What the country needs at this particular period is somebody who can turn around the economy of the country and not a consensus candidate
“With just N5 billion, the Akure/Ado-Ekiti road will be fixed, but all this money they are borrowing is for consumption. The only thing you hear is sharing formula not production formula,” he said.
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