Peter Obi has revealed that his job comes 2023 is to return power to the people.
Goldennewsng reports that the Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, on Thursday said his job in 2023 is to wrest power from those oppressing Nigerians and return it to the people.
The LP flag bearer who described present and former leaders as drivers without a sense of direction, while insisting that nobody knows where the country is headed, maintained that his administration would provide leadership which he said had been lacking.
Addressing a gathering of Support Groups at a Labour Party & Coalition for Peter Obi Leadership Summit which took place in Abuja, Obi said “beyond 2023 we will no longer allow Drivers who do not know where they are going to drive us.”
Obi said: “Our job is to take power from those who have it and give it back to you. We have a country called Nigeria but we don’t have Nigerians. What we want to do is to create Nigerians.”
“The only way to create Nigerians is to make people have hope in Nigeria and the only way they will have faith in Nigeria is that there is hope in Nigerians.
“The only thing that is lacking in this country is leadership. And that is what we intend to provide. We are not trying to do something else. Leadership is what Datti and I want to provide. We are not looking for anything.
“In 2023, we will no longer allow drivers that don’t know where we are going. We will remove that driver. We will not allow him to continue. We will put another driver to continue because what we have now, and what is happening in Nigeria is that you don’t know where you are going, the driver doesn’t know where the vehicle is going, so every road leads us there.
“But we don’t want to worry. All we say is that 2023 onwards, we will no longer allow that situation. For now, we will manage it to the end.”
He also pledged to return the country to production.
Obi said: “All we want to do is to move this country from consumption to production.”
“We have a country where 100 million people live in poverty, with 60% unemployment. Only 47% million are working. About 73% million are not working and over 15 million are out of school.
We live in a country where 200million people exist on only 4000 megawatts of electricity,” Obi lamented.
He further expressed confidence that if 20% of the Country’s debt was given to Entrepreneurs, government would have solved the country’s unemployment problems, as he noted that Nigerian has one of the most talented and energetic youth population.
He stressed that if properly supported, this population will change the world.
National Chairman of Labour Party Julius Abure boasted that the party will win the 2023 presidential election.
Abure, who is a former trade union leader, said the party was on a mission to rescue Nigeria.
He said the country was tilting towards collapse as a result of insecurity and a failing economy.
Director-General of Obi/Datti Campaign Organisation, Dr Doyin Okupe, warned that Nigerians would suffer if the country continued on the same path.
He said the party would mobilise to ensure that everyone at the polling stations voted for the LP.
Vice Presidential candidate of the party, Datti Baba-Ahmed called for calm ahead of the election.
He cautioned election riggers to “sheath their sword” and allow the voice of the people to prevail.
Baba-Ahmed said: “We do not take anything from anybody for campaign. We are not looking for money in government. We are looking for how to manage government money by following a serious leader who knows how to create money.
“I am following a leader who has nothing to achieve again in this life except to see a peaceful and prosperous nation.
“It pains me when a uniform staff of a federal government of Nigeria, in broad daylight will collect money. Each time I see it, my heart breaks. That similar act is a bad a $20 billion scandal and it happens every day. We are going to end it. We are going to change it.”