Obi, Bruce storm London, call for support for Nigeria

Obi, Bruce storm London, call for support for Nigeria

- Peter Obi and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce have met with members of the UK conservative government

- Among those they met were former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Justice Minister Lord Marland, and Rory Stewart

- Obi, at the meeting, stressed the need for the UK government to help the country's judiciary and unemployment in the nation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce were in meeting with popular members of the UK conservative government among which were Boris Johnson, Lord Marland, Rory Stewart and UK government minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin.

Obi, at the various meetings, stressed the need to support Nigeria in growing her economy so that many unemployed youths in the country can be gainfully employed, Vanguard reports.

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The PDP vice presidential candidate asked for help for the independence of the country’s judiciary and the rule of law.

Peter Obi and Ben Bruce met with former UK foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Photo Credit: Ben Bruce
Peter Obi and Ben Bruce met with former UK foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Photo Credit: Ben Bruce
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Obi also added that the most important thing in the minds of Nigerian should be how to put to good use the abundant human resources so that everyone can benefit.

He said: “Expanding the resources of the state benefits everybody, but encouraging individual wealth impoverishes the people."

Peter Obi and Ben Bruce met with Justice Minister Rory Stewart OBE in London. Photo credit: Ben Bruce
Peter Obi and Ben Bruce met with Justice Minister Rory Stewart OBE in London. Photo credit: Ben Bruce
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Peter Obi and Ben Bruce also met with chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Lord Marland. Photo credit: Ben Bruce.
Peter Obi and Ben Bruce also met with chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Lord Marland. Photo credit: Ben Bruce.
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Johnson, in his response, showed support for the country’s judiciary while adding that he would push for following of the rule of law. He also said that Nigeria as an entity needs to work towards promoting democratic values so that real greatness can be achieved.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Obi had referred to the electoral process during the just concluded general elections as 'clumsy'.

Obi made the comment after casting his vote at his polling unit in Anambra state on Saturday, February 23.

When questioned by a Legit.ng reporter, Damilare Okunola, about what he thought about the electoral process so far, he said: “The process was clumsy. You all saw how long it took me to cast my vote. I believe we can do better.”

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