- Obi has declared his readiness to provide solution to the problem of insecurity in Nigeria if elected in 2023
- The former Anambra State governor said his solution to the problem will be decisive and immediate
- While stressing that the nation’s security situation has been very worrisome, Obi said he feels the Federal Government should do more
In a move that will excites his followers, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has revealed that he will be ready to tackle the country's insecurity immediately he gets to office if he is elected in 2023.
According to him, when he becomes president in 2023, he will face the nation’s security crisis head-on.
Obi made this known in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
According to the former Anambra state governor, his solution to the problem will be “decisive and immediate”.
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Speaking further on the nation’s security situation, Obi said he feels the federal government should do more.
“To improve the security situation in Nigeria, as President, I will ensure the economy works and more people are pulled out of poverty.
“The more you remove people out of poverty, the more you reduce criminality. It is critical and important, as long as the economy continues to head south like we are seeing today, your criminality will be rising."
Further to that, he said other measures needs to be put in place including proper man power and standard equipment which will increase productivity.
“I have said it repeatedly that if I have the opportunity, every state will be responsible for their security.
“I will make sure that the governors are given the powers to secure their state. Even if we have federal police there, they will be responsible and reporting to the governor.
“Additionally, the state will be allowed to have their own security system if the need be."
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The ruling party argued that Tinubu is a very busy person and will only respond to national issues and not a ranting politician that has nothing to offer.
2023: 'Obidient movement' just another EndSARS with unfruitful result, says Atiku support organization
Meanwhile, Eric Ekwere, the Deputy National Director, Print Media of the Atiku support organization, has said that Labour Party and Peter Obi’s movement are no threat to the aspiration ofAtiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ekwere insisted that the Labour Party has no structure to compete in a national election, stating that the agitation for a total change and the sack of older politicians was unrealistic and would end like the EndSARS.
Admitting that he is a young person affected by the same hardship some Nigerian youths are clamouring to change, Eric said despite that, change cannot be attained overnight.