I will deal deal with security decisively – Obi


Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general election, says he will deal decisively with insecurity ravaging the country, if voted into power as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Obi said this yesterday on Arise TV’s “Morning Show”.

He said he would not reveal the step-by-step strategy he would use to tackle insecurity, should he become the President in 2023.

The former Anambra State Governor said he would sack non-performing service chiefs during his tenure as President.

Obi said: “Even with a gun to my head, I can’t give you details of what I’m going to do with the issue of insecurity. But I’m going to be Commander-in-Chief, I will deal with it decisively. I can’t tell you how I’m going to deal with it because if I tell you, it won’t work.

“My first responsibility in this country is to secure lives and property. It is a critical thing because unless you do it, nobody will invest. The farmers can’t go back. So, there is no food production; there is nothing that can happen without food production.

“Not even America… All the time, they were going to Baghdad (Iraq), they just said they would attack massively, decisively. They never gave us how they were going to do it that night. How can I tell you? I will be in charge, I will be Commander-in-Chief and with security, we will be responsive and responsible. That means, whatever happens, we will deal with it decisively and someone will have to be responsible for it. If you are not doing it, you are out. We are not going to wait.”