Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
A former Governor of Anambra State, and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, on Thursday said that under the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, “Syria has become better than Nigeria.”
Obi made this statement during his interaction with the leadership and delegates of the PDP, at the State Secretariat along Okigwe Road in Owerri, when he came to inform them of his presidential ambition.
He pointed out that part of the challenges of the country was that it was running an economy based on sharing formula and not a production-based economy.
The presidential aspirant said: “You wake up every morning in Nigeria you hear killings – things that happen in Afghanistan and Pakistan. To the point that Syria is now better than Nigeria, it is going to get worse. Tell them I said so with the way things are going because we have a failed government.
“Nigeria is owing more debt and there is no how in the next three years the government would be able to survive the debt. No country survives it. The only way out is to have a production economy and not sharing economy.
“The only formula this government of APC has, is how to share the money and not how to produce something. The first way to fight insecurity in the country is to create a means of livelihood.”
“We have borrowed over $100 billion, and this country cannot generate power. When we look at this whole thing, that is while we have come to change the economy from sharing economy to a production economy.”
Adding his voice, a Former Senior Special Assistant, SSA, on Public Affairs, to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said: “Nigerians must take the bold step to end the civil war in 2023 to end this marginalisation against the Igbos and the only way to end the civil war will be to give the South-East the presidential ticket. Zoning is based on party matters; it is based on national interest. I am not alone in the support for Peter Obi, we have other honourable members from the South-West I will not mention their names. Nigerians are waiting for Peter Obi.”
In his remarks, the Imo state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Engr. Charles Ugwu, told Obi: “Your desire is our desire, your hope for Nigeria is our hope to rebuild Nigeria. We pray for you to succeed and help in achieving the Nigeria of our dream. Igbos are the rejected Nigerians that Nigeria needs to rebuild this country.”