Obi and Fayose
We must salvage Nigeria or perish – Obi
By Valentine Amanze
Anambra State formrt governor and 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PPD) presidential aspirant, Mr. Peter Obi, has warned that unless “critical decisions and actions” were taken by Nigerians, the country was headed for deep crisis.
Obi gave the warning during a meeting with Ekiti State PDP stakeholders and delegates on Sunday, in the course of his consultation processes on the need to choose the right candidate for the party.
He pointed out that Nigeria’s economic crisis was humongous, warning that the country was likely to go under if not properly managed.
Obi also decried the rising insecurity in the country, attributing it to the poor state of economy.
The former governor also lamented the high rate of unemployment, unstable education sector and deplorable infrastructure in the country.
He said that the challenge was how to pull the country out of its current crisis, while condemning Nigeria’s high level borrowing, without much to show for it.
According to him, “the problem is not in borrowing but what is done with the debt.”
He however assured that his commitment was to move Nigeria from a consumer society to a productive nation.
“The first step in this regard is to cut the cost of governance.”
Besides, he asked Ekiti delegates not to be swayed by material or primordial considerations at the national convention but “do due diligence on those seeking their votes to know if they have the capacity and vision for the job.”
He said that Nigeria would continue to lose with the present sharing culture, adding that his mission was to halt the trend.
In his address, the state chairman of the party, Lanre Omolase, lauded Obi for the good record he set while as governor of Anambra State.
He described Obi as one of the best the party could offer for the presidency.
Besides, the former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, had met with Obi where they discussed on many challenges facing the nation.