2023: Peter Obi vows to fix Nigeria
The presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi has assured Nigerians that whatever is wrong with the country he and Ahmed Datti possess the mental and physical capacity to fix it.
Obi stated this at the Ox-bow Lake Pavilion, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State during the Labour Party LP, Presidential campaign rally on Friday.
The former Anambra state governor, who had earlier had a town hall meeting with students, an interactive meeting with the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and met with monarchs at the state council of traditional rulers lamented that Bayelsa State and the Niger Delta have not gotten fair share from the Federal Government despite contributing about 80 per cent to the nation coffers through crude oil.
He said: “Let me assure you, whatever is wrong with this family (country) we will fix it. Anything that I am involved must be based on justice, fairness, goodness for Nigeria.
“Let me assure the people of Bayelsa State, Nigeria has not treated you well, when you were under flood, Nigeria did not care, I was the first person that stop our rally to visit Bayelsa because Bayelsa was under water. We will ensure that Bayelsa gets its fair share from what they have given to Nigeria.
“All the other parties have made promise to Bayelsa State in the past but did not fulfill it. We are not going to do that, Bayelsa State deserves more than what it is getting today from Nigeria, and I am going to give it to them. Bayelsa must have roads and the best because this is where Nigeria found its first crude oil in commercial quantity.
“Everywhere there is environmental pollution, I will clean up, Bayelsa will be able to fish and eat fish from their rivers again. Most importantly we are going to dredge Rivers Niger and Benue to stop this flooding to Bayelsa.”