The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant, Mr. Peter Obi asked that he needs only but four years to reposition the country if finally elected as president of Nigeria come 2023. Speaking to stakeholders from Anambra Central in Awka, Obi pointed out that Nigeria at the moment, is in absolute dismay warranting someone to move it from the current chaotic nation to a productive one.
He also said: “Nigeria must create jobs; it must provide masses the opportunities to earn their livelihood; as it is not a rocket science.
“Having visited to over 30 countries and I plead that all I need is just four years to reposition Nigeria to the long lost path of progress”, Obi said.
“I would dare to fix insecurity, bad economy, poor electric power supply and will ensure food security in the country within the possible shortest time as president.
“Who says we can’t enjoy steady power supply in this country? Egypt, between 2016 and today, has doubled its power generation and distribution from 28,000 megawatts to 58,000 megawatts. Vietnam has doubled its own from 38 to 76.
“Let us give people conditions; if I am Mr President and if we do not have 20,000 megawatts in three years, I’ll go home”. At the meeting, stakeholders in the zone endorsed the former governor of the state for president, saying their support was based on his impressive performance in the state while in office as governor.
The endorsement went down during the Anambra Central Senatorial District stakeholders’ town hall meeting organized by the Senator representing the zone, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife. Participants at the meeting includes lawmakers at the state and federal levels, traditional rulers, presidents-general of communities, religious and market leaders, leaderships of organisations, youth leaders and other stakeholders across party lines.
Chairman of the occasion, Senator. Ben Obi, aired out how pleased he was with the leadership qualities of Obi and Ekwunife, adding that the two have made positive impacts in the lives of the people of the state and the nation. He said that Ekwunife has particularly been impressive with her performance in the senate; stating he had no doubt as regards to her doing better if allowed another opportunity to serve. He also expressed confidence that Peter Obi would fix Nigeria’s predicaments if given the opportunity.
Ekwunife, in her speech, appreciated the people of Anambra Central for the opportunity given to her to represent them in the senate and promised to do more if given another chance.
She said: “Beyond the discharge of my official duties as your senator, I have never failed to intervene in the welfare of constituents through the Senator Uche Ekwunife Foundation.
“I recognize the fact that while we move motions, sponsor bills and attract projects; a lot of our constituents are passing through difficult times. Many are unable to fund their medical treatment, pay their children’s school fees and so on.
“We are grateful that through our little effort, hundreds of constituents have received assistance. We have, through the foundation, paid medical bills and performed other charitable services. We do this in our bid to provide succour to the less privileged ones among us.
“What we have achieved in the last two and half years is a litmus test of what we can achieve if you once again grant me your mandate. I urge you to join me in this journey of building the senatorial district of our dream.
“With your support, I will continue to raise the bar and offer a representation that is vocal, effective, unmatched and people-oriented”.