A former governor of Anambra State and the Presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has attributed the various agitations in the country, including that of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to failure of the leadership of the Nigerian state over the years.
He said some of the killings are the creation of government because of a leadership that failed to address the critical areas of development. He, however, pledged to deal decisively with these agitations through dialogue and through proper leadership.
Obi emphasized that when he is done and there still remains elements of criminality, he will deal with it decisively. He further disclosed that he follows issues of agitations globally and with the studies, he is well-equipped on how it can be dealt with.
He also absolved himself from allegations of sponsorship of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, adding that if he is given the opportunity to become the President of Nigeria, he would resolve the issues of agitations in Nigeria.
Reacting to a statement from the presidential candidate of New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, that northern Nigerians would not vote for a presidential candidate from the South East because of the activities of separatists’ movements in the region and that the Igbos were at the bottom of politics in Nigeria, so Obi should grab the golden opportunity of becoming his running mate; he stressed that such comments were part of the reasons for the sorry state of the nation.
He lamented that some persons in the country might choose to vote for incompetence based on a primitive consideration of ethnicity and religion.
According to the LP presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi, his visit to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, was not for a political gang up, but to canvass for the building of a better Nigeria because Wike is the governor of a state that is strategically important to the future of his project and that includes the ports in Port Harcourt.
He declared that the ports in Port Harcourt can help decongest the ports in Lagos and things ought to be put in place to generate appropriate revenue.