Agitation, insecurity accumulative effects of leadership failure – Obi

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Mr Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 election said none of the presidential candidates comes with his background.

He said that what differentiates him from other candidates is that he has built wealth and properly managed the state resources entrusted with him.

Obi also said he has an allergy to money wrongly spent, adding that he has given away more money than most people who are not called stingy like him.

Speaking in an interview with Rufai Oseni in a podcast on Voice of the People, Obi said he has visited more than 200 schools around Nigeria and donated money, computers and other accessories.

When asked how he will respond to the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the ravaging insecurity in parts of the country, Obi said that if the government is decisive on insecurity they will deal with it.

He added that insecurity and agitation can be bundled together as the accumulative effects of leadership failure over the years.

According to him, to deal with the issues, one has to be decisive.

The former governor of Anambra State stressed further that the more you pull people out of poverty, the more you reduce criminality.

When asked how he would create such wealth, he said it is through supporting small businesses and supporting small businesses comes from providing power.

Obi also said that he will not respond to the director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka who in his outburst called him stingy.

He said: “Fr Mbaka is my brother. Whatever he says, I pray over it. If he says things that favour me, I pray over them. Ife he says things that do not favour me, I still pray over it”.