On Monday, former governor Peter Obi came to Ogun to ask for help from members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. He wants to run for president in 2023.
When exercising their franchise in the 2023 general election, Nigerians should consider their children’s future. Obi, who was the PDP vice-presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, told party members at the party’s secretariat in Abeokuta, the state capital,
Obi, who is asking party members to vote for him in the PDP presidential primaries in May, also asked Nigerians to conduct comprehensive background checks on the candidates seeking their votes so that the country does not go through another period of anguish and agony.
The presidential candidate expressed concern over the recent surge of insecurity in the country during the current administration, claiming that Nigeria’s raging banditry and terrorism are the outcome of previous leadership failures.
“Do not look at money or what people say; let us improve the country,” he said. I have seen the pain of people in the North East and North West. All this you hear is our elites’ and political leaders’ conspiracy. Nigerians are one and they love each other.
“There is agitation everywhere. We have banditry and terrorism; these are the culmination of leadership failure in Nigeria. Our country never looks into the future and the consequences are what we are seeing today. is a failure of not investing in the future. We must act now so that Nigeria will not collapse.
According to Obi, Nigeria has a 33 percent unemployment rate, which rises to 65 percent when underemployment is factored in. He claimed that 60% of them were teenagers.
According to Obi, Nigerian youths in their productive years are doing nothing, and the country owes pensions and gratuities to pensioners. He stated, “We must fix this scenario.”
Our universities are closed. About 16 million students are out of school. Unemployment amongst our youth is the highest in the world.
Think about the society your children will live in. Anybody who comes here and says to you that he wants to be a President, asks, ‘Where was he 25 years ago and what has he done? Where is he coming from? Ask questions about his achievements in the past. Where have you worked? Which school did he go to? Let us know how he managed public money that was given to him in the past. “
Chairman of the Ogun PDP Alhaji Sikirulai Ogundele said Nigerians have had to deal with a lot of problems since the All Progressives Congress (APC) came to power in 2015.
One of the party’s governorship candidates, Oladipupo Adebutu, praised Obi as a credible, exceptional, and responsible man capable of handling Nigeria’s president.
He did, however, promise Peter Obi that if he is voted as the party’s presidential candidate in May, he would have the full backing of Ogun delegates.