Obi (file photo)
Obi laments insecurity in Nigeria
By Valentine Amanze
The Vice-Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that Nigeria needs improved security of lives and properties of its citizens, lamenting that the past year, 2021, was very difficult for Nigerians.
Obi, who spoke at the Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri on Sunday, urged the government to prioritise security of its citizens and their properties for the country to move forward.
His words: “Security of lives and property must be a priority for the country to move forward. With security, investments will flow into the country and citizens will also have the confidence to invest in the country.
“Until the people are secured, they will not think of other meaningful things to do.”
On the forthcoming general election, Obi appealed to Nigerians to choose good leaders for the country.
“I am talking of leaders with verifiable antecedents and whose character and disposition are beyond reproach”, he said.
The Anambra State former governor also said that he watched the Arise TV programme of New Year day and was struck by two critical things Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna State said about Nigeria, namely, the need to restore security and need to ensure that competent persons are elected.
“It was truthful of El Rufai to have admitted that if security was guaranteed, that Kaduna State would have done better than it is doing presently. He did also say that Nigeria is in a critical junction that needs good leadership to salvage,” Obi said.
Obi also commended President Mohammandu Buhari for his recent visit to the North, especially to Borno State amidst ISWAP bombing.
He said that such visits always boost the morale of soldiers and reassure the people of his commitment to security.