2023: We must be mindful of our children’s future – Obi tells PDP delegates

By Lawrence Nwimo, Awka.

Presidential aspirant under the platform of the peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi has told party delegates in Anambra to consider the future of their children when selecting the party’s presidential candidate for the upcoming 2023 election.

Obi spoke in Awka, the Anambra state capital, on Monday during a meeting with the state’s working committee of the PDP.

He advised the delegates to be mindful of the future as they express their interest, noting that the seed they sow today is what the youths, children and the upcoming generation would reap.

Speaking further, the former Anambra governor and former PDP Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 general election criticized bad economic policies of past Nigerian leaders who, he said, dwelled more on borrowing thereby mortgaging the future of the Nigerian child.

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He regretted that the past leaders relied only on the revenue sharing plan instead of production formula that would have lifted the country’s economy from its poor state.

“Nigeria only has formula for sharing its resources but no formula for production, our country is not productive.

“The first way to fight crime and criminality is through the natural way by providing opportunities for Nigerians to have means of livelihood.

“For our party national delegates, if they give you money to buy your votes, collect the money because it is your money but before you vote, consider the future of your children and those yet unborn.

“Let’s ask aspirants what they have been doing in their lives, where they have worked. I have been involved in the corporate world, I didn’t owe any salary, gratuity, or any contractor when I left office as Anambra state governor for 8 years and nothing got missing. We need to cut down on our cost of governance,” he said.

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Earlier in a remark, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe said other regions have had their fair share in leading the nation and it was time to give south-east a chance.

“Nigeria must take a decision to end civil war, we have been paying lips service to challenges facing our country, southeast does not lack or come behind any zone in this country and we should not pretend that it does not matter,” he said.

“South-west has had a fair share with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as Nigerian president for eight years and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as vice-president for nearly eight years. It is the turn of Igbos to produce the next president and Nigerians are waiting for Peter Obi.”

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Former member Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Barr. Chuba Oranusi, while moving motion for Obi’s support, described the aspirant as the most intellectually qualified aspirant among others, noting that he had showcased that he has ability to govern the country.

The delegates through a voice vote declared their commitment and support for Obi to realise his presidential ambition.

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