A presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Governor of Anambra State, Dr Peter Obi, has said he will revive the Nigerian economy and make it viable, if elected as President in 2023.
Obi said this while addressing members of the Imo State chapter of the PDP at the party’s secretariat in Owerri.
He described Nigeria as great country that ought to stand on its own economically and sustain itself with what it has.
“All these people that are eyeing the presidential seat, let us find out where they have worked before and their achievements before we think of casting votes for them,” Obi said.
The Presidential aspirant said that he never owed any contractor or civil servant during his time as governor of Anambra State, adding that he left the sum of $10 million in the treasury of the state.
“There is too much wastefulness in governance in Nigeria. The money would have been used to fund poor children in schools,” he said.
Obi noted that China, Japan and other countries invested the money they borrowed judiciously and it is yielding positive results for them. Calling for a change that will make Nigeria great again, he added, “In the past 10 years, we have borrowed over 1billion US dollars.”
Obi thanked the PDP leadership in Imo for giving him the opportunity to talk to members of the party. He said that he had created wealth as an Individual and therefore, urged Nigerians not only to be a consuming nation but also to share their agricultural produce with other countries.
Earlier in his speech, the Imo PDP Chairman, Chief Charles Ugwu, told the presidential aspirant that members of the party knew what he wanted, reminding him that they are solidly behind him.
Speaking, the former Imo PDP Chairman, Alex Obi, said that Peter Obi was a son in whom they are well pleased. He said that the Igbo are rejected people, advising them to pray for God’s intervention.
A former zonal vice chairman of the party said that he had never ceased to be a good Imo man and however assured him of prayers from Imo PDP members and Nigerians at large.
Also, Nze Ray Emeana, explained that Nigerians were begging Peter Obi to run for president. He said, “Obi is the Igbo project.”
Emeana appealed to the people of the state to rally round Peter Obi whom he said would take Nigeria to greater heights, if given the mandate.