Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) nominee for president, kicked off a string of meetings with Nigerians living abroad on Friday.
Frankfurt, Germany, was the first stop for Obi, according to Anaedoonline.ng.
It will be recalled that the LP presidential contender had announced he will travel abroad to meet with Nigerians living abroad.
This was confirmed by Obi in a statement he personally signed on Thursday, in which he emphasized the value of Nigerians overseas and their contributions to the development of the country.
The former governor of Anambra State stated the nations he will visit, including Germany, Italy, Canada, and the United States.
Speaking to a crowd of supporters who had gathered to welcome him and hear him in Germany, Obi expressed how happy he was to be with them.
He said; “Thank you for inviting me to this important town hall event. I am delighted to be here, in the historical City of Frankfurt, Germany. Today, I will dwell on the way forward on the problems of Nigeria.”
The former governor of Anambra State then revealed some of his intentions for the future, should he be elected president of Nigeria in 2023.
He explained what he said in detail on his Twitter account.
Obi also pledged to fight corruption, advance human capital development, transform Nigeria from a consuming to a producing nation, and enhance national security.
In his words, “We will pursue intangible assets of good governance, security of lives and properties through an aggressive increase in personnel and equipment and inclusive training of operatives in our security agencies.
“We will aggressively pursue human capital development in the education and health sectors with a view of meeting global funding targets and best practices.
“We will move our country robustly from consumption to production and especially with strong support from exportation of Nigerian manufactured goods and commodities.
“Africa will remain the centrepiece of our foreign policy. We will improve Nigeria’s diplomatic sphere of influence via peacekeeping, trade, and investment initiatives.
“We will have zero tolerance for corruption and will cut the cost of governance.”
Obi promised to push for electoral reforms which would allow Nigerians abroad take part in elections at home.
“We will continue to engage the Nigerian Diaspora in ways that is mutually beneficial. By 2027 election, Nigerian Diaspora must have a voice via absentee ballots,” he added.
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