” Those things they produce abroad, we can produce them here in Aba and export them. We must go and compete with the world.”
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi says Aba and Port Harcourt would become one city within two years under his watch as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Obi who spoke on Saturday during an award of scholarship by Alex Otti Foundation at the Mata Dei Catholic Cathedral Umuahia, disclosed that he had already told Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu how Aba, the economic honey pot of his state would be transformed to join its neighbouring Port Harcourt.
” I told Ikpeazu today that if I become President, within two years, Aba will join Port Harcourt and they will become one city.
” Those things they produce abroad, we can produce them here in Aba and export them. We must go and compete with the world.
” The shoes in Aba must be exported. All we need is Government’s support to export it so we can make a living.”
He said that there would be a new Nigeria where ever part of the country would be very proud and happy to belong to the country as development will be evenly distributed across the country.
Obi said Africa would feel the impact of massive development that would erupt in all parts of the country under his watch.