- PDP vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, says Nigeria’s economic misfortunes will move to rapid economic growth if the party is voted in
- According to Obi, if the PDP is elected, it would bring back foreign investors to develop the economy of Nigeria
- Obi reiterated that the power sector would be taken care of through policies that would make the sector to work again
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate for the February 16 general election, Peter Obi, says the country’s economic misfortunes will be reversed to rapid economic growth if the party is voted in.
Obi gave the assurance at an interactive session with the Edo stakeholders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benin on Thursday, January 24.
According to him, more than 40 per cent of young Nigerians are unemployed, leading to Nigeria being referred to as one of the poorest countries in the world.
He also alleged that “Nigeria has been shut down economically, politically and socially for more than three years. This has resulted in hunger, insecurity, and economic instability especially in the North Eastern part of the country.”
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According to him, the Atiku/Obi-led government if elected, will bring back foreign investors to develop the economy of the country.
Obi said: “Those who have closed their businesses for fear of kidnapping, banditry, insurgency as a result of government inability to provide security for the citizenry, will be encouraged to return."
He reiterated that the power sector would be taken care of through policies that would make the sector to work again and contribute to the country’s economic development.
“We are going to treat everybody equal especially the physically challenged in the area of empowerment. We will take the issue of the physically challenged very seriously in our incoming government and that is one of our agenda,” Obi said.
The PDP vice presidential candidate said that local government autonomy would work through “proper restructuring and federalism.”
“Local government will become very free and autonomous to get its revenue directly from the federation account without state interference for rapid grassroots development,” Obi added.
He also gave the assurance that an Atiku/Obi ticket would ensure that “incessant strike being experienced now,” would be a thing of the past.
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Obi said that if voted in, the PDP administration would give more priority to education and health care facilities.
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Chief Okechukwu Enekwe, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra called on the electorate in the state to cast their votes for the party’s candidates in February 2019.
Enekwe, who is the PDP presidential campaign coordinator in Orumba north local government area, made the call as he spoke with newsmen in Ajali, on Monday, January 14.
He said the party has presented Nigeria and Anambra the best candidates at the presidential, national and state Assemblies levels.
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