The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has promised to move Nigeria from a consuming nation to producing nation.
Peter Obi was speaking on Tuesday while addressing a campaign rally at Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.
According to him: “It is a promise, for I and my team are prepared to be held accountable for that, we will move Nigeria from a consuming nation to a consuming one. We will make sure that production starts from a local level, we will increase the minimum wage since the minimum wage today can hardly sustain workers, and we should be able to produce enough for consumption and even export to create wealth.”
In his words: “Good people of Kogi State, we are not here to buy your vote; we are here to tell you how we are going to save the country. We want to unite Nigeria. We want to bring the family back together. We want to bring back the rule of law. We will consult you before taking any decision on any matter that affects you because power belongs to you.”
Obi also promised to ensure the steel industry is revived to give strong backing to the economy.
“Steel industry is very important to the development of the economy, therefore we will liaise with professionals and experts who know what to do with the Ajaokuta Steel Company immediately [after] we are sworn in.
The labour party presidential candidate urged the people to reject other parties at the polls even if they bring money to buy their votes.
“If they bring money, collect their money but vote against them at the polls. Tell them we want to follow those who know [the] road. Tell them that you [are] tired of being in the wilderness,” he stated.
Earlier, the convener of the “Bring back our girls” campaign organisation, Aisha Yesufu, who was on the campaign train told the audience that “Nigeria needs Peter Obi as he represents [the] fearlessness needed to address the insecurities in the country.
“We are no longer safe in our own homes, we must vote for somebody we can hold accountable to provide good governance, our lives must be made to matter; we must vote for someone who can make our lives matter, Peter Obi is the one.”
“Nigerian youths are tired of knowing someone before you can gain employment, vote for inclusiveness, let’s give Nigeria a president that is competent and can deliver us,” Aisha Yesufu added.