Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has promised to turn Nigeria around if elected president in 2023.
Obi promised to make Nigeria a better place during the launch of his party’s governorship campaign in Aba, Abia State, on Thursday.
Many Labour Party chieftains, including Abia governorship candidate Alex Otti, attended the ceremony held at the Ngwa High School field in Osisioma local government area.
Speaking during the campaign, the former Anambra State Governor bemoaned the years of deterioration and bad leadership that Nigeria had endured under previous governments and promised to remedy the wrongs.
Obi noticed that Aba, which used to be a commercial nerve center, is rapidly shrinking as enterprises close down. He did, however, vow to resurrect ailing industries not only in Aba, but throughout Nigeria, and to create a business environment conducive to the growth of new ones.
He said: “Under Labour Party, Nigeria will not be the same again. Labour Party is committed to turning around Nigeria. We are committed to building a better Nigeria.
“Aba is a great town. When I came to Aba today, I went around Aba by air… All the factories in Aba have closed down.
“All the businesses in Aba and other parts of Nigeria have closed down because the government of Nigeria failed to show interest in reviving ailing industries. All these will be changed by the Labour Party.
“Today, nobody’s secured in Nigeria. Our commitment is to secure Nigeria.
“We will secure and unite Nigeria. Aba and Port Harcourt under our government will be 30mins.
“Under our government, Aba will bounce back. Aba will have 24-hour power supply. We are not here to make fake or false promises. We are telling you what to do, hold us accountable and responsible.”
Otti, on his part, stated that his objective is to free Abia State from misrule and maladministration.
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