Peter Obi
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Obi blames woes of the country on poor leadership and lack of vision by those occupying leadership positions.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has decried the excruciating hardship and economic woes in the country, declaring that the Nigeria of today was not what the founding fathers of the country envisaged when they staked their lives to seek our independence.

Obi who spoke on Saturday during an award of scholarship by Alex Otti Foundation at the Mata Dei Catholic Cathedral Umuahia, declared that time had come for patriotic Nigerians to join the ongoing efforts to rescue the country from political hijackers and rebuild it.

The Labour Party presidential candidate said the reason poverty rate “is high up in the country is because Nigeria has remained a consuming country instead of producing nation.”

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He blamed the woes of the country on poor leadership and lack of vision by those occupying leadership positions.

The former Anambra Governor noted that Nigeria is heavily endowed with talented and willing youth population but visionless leaders have stagnated the country.

He blamed the woes of the country on poor leadership and lack of vision by those occupying leadership positions.

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Obi solicited the prayers of Nigerians for leaders in the country so they could use public funds to work for the people instead of competing in squandermania.

” I ask for your prayers. Continue to pray for Nigeria. Use me as a point of contact. Let God touch our leaders to use public money for public good.

” It’s not their personal money. They must use it for public good. We must stop this waste. There is too much waste in the system.

” People are being owed their salaries and pensions, yet those owing them are living like stars. It’s unfair!

” In 2023, we must make a difference. We must take back our country and rebuild it”.(Vanguard)

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