From Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin 

LABOUR Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, yesterday, vowed to unite Nigeria if elected as the president in this month’s presidential election.

The former Anambra State governor spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State when his 2023 presidential campaign train landed in the state.

Accompanied to the rally by his running mate, Datti Baba

Ahmed and their wives, Obi also promised to make Kwara State an agricultural hub for industrialisation and exportation in the country.

The LP standard bearer who got to the metropolitan square venue of the rally at about 4pm said: “What we are doing here is a new politics. We want to build a new Nigeria. We don’t want to build a new Nigeria where we divide ourselves, but a Nigeria where we unite ourselves. A new Nigeria is possible, that is what Datti and I want to do. In the past 10 years, Nigeria has been producing insecurity, poverty. Today, we have more people living in poverty than any other country of the world. Unemployment, misery, fuel scarcity. Everywhere you go is suffering.

“A new Nigeria we want to build is a Nigeria where we will start securing Nigeria. Nigerians should be able to move around in Nigeria. We want to provide a united Nigeria where there will be law and order; where everybody will be proud to say I am a Nigerian. We want to mover Nigeria from consumption to production.

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“Kwara State is one of those places we will invest in agriculture to be able to use that for industrialisation and exportation. That will bring down inflation and Nigerian currency will be worth something.

“With that, food will be available to our people; with that, we will create jobs and do export and bring down the rate of exchange. It will be a win-win situation.

“We want a Nigeria where there will not be strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities; four years will be four years. That is what we want. It will no longer happen here and those who come out of the universities will find jobs. They will be doing something. We will support them.

“Today, they don’t care about the youths, we want a Nigeria that cares about the youths. They are the only ones who benefit in Nigeria. 

That is why all the money they borrowed we cannot find it. It has been swallowed by goats and snakes. We don’t want a Nigeria where snakes swallow money. That is the Nigeria we want to build.

“This year’s election they will come to you to vote for them. They will give you money. Collect their money and vote for us.”