The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, says Nigeria is at the last stage of collapse and must be quickly rescued.
“Nigeria is now, not just in a physical mess, it is at the last stage to collapse. The people in the North don’t have a secured place, they don’t have good roads, they don’t buy bread cheaper than people in the south. So are people in the South,” Obi said Friday on CNN.
The former Governor of Anambra State also said he will deal with the issue of corruption, reduce the cost of governance and address insecurity as it is impacting negatively on the economy.
“The issue of state police has to be decisively dealt with. You need to bring in more personnel into the security system, equip them properly, ensure that they are properly motivated to deal with the issue of insecurity because it is the most important thing Nigeria needs today,” Obi noted.
The 61-year-old politician added that the next election must not be based on “it is my turn” but on character, capacity, competence and commitment to do the right thing.
According to him, ethnicity is an early conspiracy to keep Nigeria underdeveloped. Obi, therefore, said he will “dismantle” the “structure of criminality” that enthrone politicians in offices.