Obi releases long-awaited manifesto, promises afro-centric policies


Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi has announced the release of his campaign manifesto.

The 72-paged manifesto details the plans by the Obi-Datti administration to move Nigeria from consumption to production.

Announcing the manifesto, he said: “I have the honour to present our 72-page Manifesto, titled, “It’s POssible: Our Pact with Nigerians.” This Manifesto, its overarching and visionary policy planks, lay out our mission focus and mandate for securing, uniting and making Nigeria productive.

“I invite you to peruse the policy document

The manifesto is anchored on 7 priorities which include: To secure Nigeria, end banditry and insurgency and unite the nation, to manage it’s diversity such that no one is left behind; shift from consumption to production by running a production-centered economy that is driven by an agrarian revolution and export-oriented industrialization.

Others are to restructure the polity through effective legal and institutional reforms; leapfrog Nigeria to the 4th industrial revolution; build expansive and world-class infrastructure for efficient power supply, rail,mroad and air transportation, pipeline network, through integrated public-private partnerships and entreprenal public sector governance;enhance human capital of Nigerian youths for productivity and global competitiveness through investment in world-class scholarship and research,quality healthcare and entrepreneurship education; and conduct an afro-centric diplomacy that protects the rights of Nigerian citizens abroad and advances the economic interests of Nigerian businesses.