Ex-Anambra state governor and Presidential aspirant, Peter Obi has promised to turn the country around in four years if elected into office in 2023.
Mr Obi stated this in Awka, Anambra State capital during the Anambra Central Senatorial District stakeholders’ briefing/town hall meeting organised by Senator Uche Ekwunife to render her stewardship to the people.
At the meeting were lawmakers at the state and federal levels, traditional rulers, presidents-general of communities, religious and market leaders, leaderships of various organisations, youth leaders and other stakeholders across party lines.
“Nigeria must create jobs; it must give people the opportunity to earn their livelihood; and it is not a rocket science. I have travelled to over 30 countries and I still say it that all I need is four years to position Nigeria on the path of progress,” Obi said.
The former governor noted that he would fix insecurity, bad economy, epileptic power supply and ensure food security in the country, among others within the shortest possible time as president.
“Who says we can’t enjoy steady power supply in this country? Egypt, between 2016 and today, has doubled its power generation and distribution from 28,000 megawatts to 58,000 megawatts. Vietnam has doubled its own from 38 to 76.
“What is happening here? Why are they wasting people’s time here? Let us give people conditions. If I am Mr. President, if we do not have 20,000 megawatts in three years, I’ll go home,” Obi stated.
The representative of Awka North and South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Chinedu Onwuaso, moved a motion for the endorsement of Obi for president and it was overwhelmingly supported by the crowd in the hall.