By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
Ahead of the forthcoming elections, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Mr Peter Obi, has promised that if elected he will bring Nigeria back to the level Nigerians desire.
This is just as he called on Nigerians to shun politics and campaigns tribe, religion or section, saying that things are not sold in Nigeria based on religion, tribe or section.
Speaking in Kaduna on Wednesday while flagging off his presidential campaign in the North, Obi explained that Nigerians are ashamed to identify themselves as Nigerians because of the many challenges the country is faced with.
According to him, “we are about to bring back that Nigeria where everybody was happy to belong. Kaduna State represented productivity in the North. It represented what was good in Nigeria. And that is what we want to bring back. We are tired of hearing stories.”
The LP candidate stressed further that Kaduna State hosts the best military formations in the country, it is supposed to be more secure than any part of the country, hence the need to secure and unite Nigerians.
He noted that insecurity in the country is not because the bandits are more formidable than the government, but because of lack of political will.
Obi assured: “We will restructure the security architecture. Security personnel will be well taken care of. We will ensure their lives are taken care of so that their families are taken care of in the event of death.
“Datti and I will change this country from consumption to production country because of the high prices of things. All the vast lands in the north will be centres of agriculture. Kaduna State again will become a processing centre.
“The Bank of Agriculture, (BoA) will finance food production in Nigeria and all the support groups, youth, women and all Nigerians, their labour for the party will not go in vain.”