The Labour Party, LP, Presidential candidate, Peter Obi has promised to end insecurity, hunger and revive the economy if Nigerians elect him into office in the 2023 presidential election.
Obi, who gave the promise in Lokoja on Tuesday during his campaign rally, expressed optimism that a functional steel project would bring about employment of millions of unemployed youths and check crime and economic prosperity.
He therefore promised that he will esuscitate the moribound Ajaokuta Steel project as a vehicle for job creation.
Obi promised that his administration would secure the country from criminals, and unite its citizens with a view to returning it to one family as it was known, years back.
According to Obi, a Labour Party Government will ensure that the rule of law and human rights are rooted firmly, a development where nobody will be oppressed.
Obi described Kogi State as a geo-political entity that could feed itself, process its agricultural produce for export, reduce poverty to the barest minimum and propel the state to a level of prosperity.
He reiterated his commitment to change Nigeria from consumption to production nation, if voted into power.
In his remarks, Obi’s running Mate, Sen. Ahmed Datti, urged the electorate to collect their Permanent Voter Cards, PVC and vote for the Labour Party, assuring them “it is only the party that can change the narrative of poverty, hunger, poverty among others negative developments in the country.
Keep our words, hold us responsible for our action, if voted into power next year and fail.
We will move the country out of poverty to wealth, stop the killing and start the healing, Nigerians should trust us with their votes, ” he said.
The rally was attended by party members and supporters from the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.