Admin l Wednesday, 31 August 2022
LAGOS, Nigeria – Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has said that patriotism, national interest, political will and character will be the major attributes of his government if elected president in 2023.
Peter Obi who spoke while being hosted by Nigerians in the Diaspora in Houston, Texas, said that Nigeria is presently at crossroads, with insecurity, largely inflicted by non-state actors fast threatening the sovereignty of Nigeria.
He said his administration we will pursue intangible assets of good governance, rule of law, security of lives and properties; and that his government will emphasize patriotism, national interest, and national morale, quality government, political will and character.
“We will pursue intangible assets of good governance, rule of law, security of lives and properties; and emphasize patriotism, national interest, and national morale, quality of government, political will and character, which are all complimentary to the other assets”, he said.
Peter Obi added that his government we will aggressively pursue human capital development in the education and health sectors within available resources; with a view to adopting pertinent global best practices in both sectors
He called on the Federal government to summon the political will to publish names of the highly placed Nigerians involved in oil theft and the terror group called Boko Haram.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Timipre Sylva is quoted to have said that Nigeria loses 400,000 barrels of crude daily via oil theft at USD100 per barrel brings total cost to about USD7.3 billion per annum.
“I am struck and intrigued by the news report linking “highly placed” Nigerians to oil theft. Same has been the case with financing insurgency and Boko Haram”, he said and asked, “When will FGN summon the political will to publicly name such persons?
On the 2023 general election, Obi said he shares the President’s sentiment for Nigerians to resist money bag politicians who wasn’t to rig the election.
“ I share fully in the sentiments and views attributed to H.E President @MBuhari on the need to resist ‘money bag’ politicians who plan to rig 2023 elections. Our democracy has come of age; and the people’s right to elect leaders of their choice should not be infringed upon”, he said.