Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi says he and Datti Baba-Ahmed, his running mate, have the best experience to handle the Insecurity challenges facing the country.
Gatekeepers News reports that Obi spoke during a meeting with some North-Eastern stakeholders in Abuja, on Monday.
He noted that the high level of youth unemployment in the North is part of the factors fuelling Insecurity in the region.
Obi stated that when the youths become engaged in legal activities like agriculture and commerce, insecurity will be a thing of the past in Nigeria.
“Youth unemployment is nearing 50 percent, so you have millions of youth in their productive age doing nothing, not knowing where the next meal will come from. In that situation, you are going to have crises. Crisis of insecurity, banditry, kidnapping,” Obi said.
“What Datti and I are promising you is number one; that we have the best combination, the best experience to start tackling the issue of security and I will say this, hold us responsible. Let nobody tell you we cannot solve insecurity in Nigeria. It can be stopped and done very quickly.”
“We want to unite Nigeria. We want to see Nigerians being proud of their country again. We want to remove Nigeria from where it is today; from consumption to production and when you do that, you start pulling people out of poverty.”