Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi and his running partner Datti Baba-Ahmed have unveiled a seven-point platform outlining their plans to save the country if won in the 2023 general election.
The Obi-plans Datti’s for effective and inclusive leadership to bring about a new beginning for Nigeria as a nation are laid out in a policy paper of 48 pages titled “Our Pact with Nigeria.” It is based on seven principles of good government.
Obi has prioritized securing Nigeria, putting a stop to banditry and insurgency, bringing the country together, and managing “our variety.”
The LP candidate has also pledged to shift Nigeria’s economy from consumption to production, ensuring food security and expanding exports.
For fighting corruption and establishing rule of law and an inclusive and successful administration, he also called for reforming the polity through effective legal and institutional changes.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, has pledged to transition Nigeria’s oil-dependent economy to the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) by investing heavily in cutting-edge technology.
Through effective public-private partnership (PPP) reforms, he also intends to increase the country’s physical infrastructure, particularly in vital areas like power, multi-modal transit, and the gas pipeline.
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He also pledged to increase youth participation, human capital development, and education’s positive impact on productivity and the economy’s ability to attract and retain skilled people in order to boost the country’s competitiveness in the labor market.
Finally, Obi vowed a strong foreign policy that will restore Nigeria’s strategic significance.
Obi declared, “I, Peter Gregory Onwubuasi Obi, my Vice President, Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed, and our whole team commit to you, the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to:
“Protect and bond our beloved country, Nigeria, and learn to live with our differences in a way that benefits everyone.
To combat corruption, establish rule of law, and build a more representative and efficient government, it is necessary to undertake extensive legislative and institutional changes as well as practical steps for restructuring.
Prioritize Human Capital Development by spending heavily on STEM education, health care, and infrastructure development while also putting a premium on creating and distributing wealth and developing in a sustainable manner.
Take charge of Nigeria’s energy transition away from fossil fuels and into more sustainable, climate-friendly practices.
To stop being known as the “poor capital of the world,” Nigeria has to implement a full-scale agricultural revolution by making better use of the country’s huge fertile resources, especially in the north.
Reduce unemployment and boost economic stability through expanding credit opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), young people, and women.
“Make sure that inclusive, cost-effective, transformational, and less transactional governance is reflected in policy and practice” (No more sharing of the national wealth by a few)
“Guarantee that our diversity would be used to provide women and youth, the elderly, and those with disabilities an unrestricted voice in government and a reinvigorated feeling of patriotism and faith in Nigeria.
That the Constitutional separation of powers among the three arms of government is correctly followed, and that the three levels of government are permitted to act independently and cooperatively for a more inclusive and sustainable Nigeria.