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LP: Obi canvasses for Benue state voters support

Obi speaks to citizens of Benue,says voting should be for the interest of the country



Presidential candidate of the Labour Party(LP), Peter Obi, has made known his desire to see that the nation’s population becomes an asset and component of production.

Obi stated this in Mkar, Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State where he attended the 

Nongu u Kristu u i Ser u sha Tar(NKST) a Christian Reformed church synod.  

He compared Nigeria’s population to other nations like India and China, and said our population was fewer but with the aid of responsible governing,the people could be turned into assets.

He said, “On Nigeria population figure, For me, instead of thinking of how we can regulate the birth rate, we can make that number an economic asset if we want to make the country productive.

“India is 1.2 billion, China 1.4 billion. China is high and we are still low even when we are one of the seventh in terms of high population. But the question is how do we make our population an asset and a component of production?

“In my Interaction with the Synod, because I came on invitation by the Synod to talk to them about the next election which I said is a crucial election. Just like I have said, the release shows that Nigeria is 216 million in population, it is said that 130 million are in poverty and that is what should concern us.”

The presidential candidate also  expressed the need to reduce the cost of governance in the country as that would translate to more productivity for the country. 

“On the economy, for me, I do not know their reason for redesigning the currency; so, I cannot comment so much about it. But what I have been saying is that Nigeria is not a productive country.

“We must make it productive. If we get it up and running, we will see that things will start changing. We must reduce cost of governance, criminality and corruption within government space.

“There is no government that has eliminated everything but ours is at unacceptable level. We must reduce it to a drastic level. We should put every resource to production and you will see the country change.”

He ended by advising the people of Benue State to vote for candidates who shared and felt their pains.

He added that the 2023 general elections was very important as it was paramount to elect leaders that would return normalcy to the country after the various spates of insecurity that the country had suffered. 

The former Anambra governor gave the advice while addressing his supporters on Friday,November 18th, in the Gboko Local Government Area of the state.

“Vote for those people who know you and who know your pains. Next year, please, vote for the right persons. We want a Benue where children will be in school and everything will be normal,” he said.

He added that several residents of the state had  been displaced from their ancestral homes following unprovoked repeated attacks on them by armed men suspected to be Fulani herders.

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