Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has pledged to revive the nation’s agricultural industry and finish the unfinished Baro Port in Niger State.
In addition, he pledged that if elected as the new President in the upcoming general elections, he will solve the security issues that exist throughout the nation, particularly in the state of Niger.
On Thursday, Obi said the abandoned Baro Port is crucial to the economic health of the entire nation, not just the northern region. He was speaking to his supporters at Polo Ground in Minna, Niger State.
Obi said, “All I want you to do is to vote for the Labour Party. We are going to have an agrarian revolution and we cannot do that without cultivating the land in Niger State. Similarly, this is going to create more jobs for everybody.
“We will fight insecurity to enable you to farm. We assure you that your Airport would be made lively because we will be coming to Niger State regularly. We want to show the world that Nigeria can feed itself.”
The upcoming election, he said, is not about nationality, tribe, or religion but rather the direction of society, urging the populace to refrain from voting with sentiment.
“Next election will not be about region or religion. Is there a place where you buy bread cheaper? Cost of living is high everywhere. So, there’s no ethnicity. Don’t be deceived by anybody but vote according to your conscience but be assured that the Labour Party is the party to vote for at all levels,” he said.
The presidential contender earlier promised that women would be given a fair part in Nigerian administration if elected in the upcoming presidential election during a town hall gathering with women and youths at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre and Vagosh Hotel.
In light of the fact that Niger State has the largest landmass and is blessed with several mineral riches that have not yet been fully utilized, he declared that Nigeria’s turnaround will start there.
Later, Peter Obi and Senator Datti Ahmed, his running mate, went to the Minna Polo Ground to speak to a gathering of people who had come to support him from all 25 local government areas in Niger State.
Joshua Bawa, the Labour Party candidate for governor of the state, earlier charged that the state’s administration was to responsible for the state’s poor economic growth and increased poverty.
He stated that the rate of out-of-school children has increased due to poor leadership, and that Niger State is currently ranked eighth in terms of poverty index. He asserted that if elected as the state’s next governor, he will change the narrative and make Niger State an enviable one.