Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has stated that he understands the source of the country’s problems.
Obi made the remarks in Rivers State on Thursday, when he was called by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, to open the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover, the ninth flyover built under Wike’s tenure.
Obi stated that Nigeria’s problem was that the country was not productive.
He stated that he had surveyed the country and knew what would help each region, affirming his commitment to making Nigeria a better place.
He said, “I know the problem of the country. Nigeria is not a productive state.
“I have said it again and again that I know what to do to benefit every part of the country. I told them in the North when we held our campaign that we will develop their vast lands. They have the lands so we will develop it.
“The South-West will be our financial hub and the East will be our manufacturing base. We will revive the sea port in Rivers so that we can be exporting from there.”
The presidential contender, who was greeted by a massive crowd in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital, asked Rivers residents to accept him as one of them, pledging support for the state’s people.
Wike offered to help Obi with campaign logistics in Rivers in his remark.
He said, “Each time you want to campaign in the state, let me know, all the logistics support, we will give to you.
“I know you as a person, you have all the criteria, you have all the characteristics to lead this country, you have it. Nobody can deny that.”
Obi was accompanied to the inauguration by his running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed.
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