LP Presidential Candidate vows to make Kwara agriculture hub
By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin
The Presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi has promised to make Kwara state an agricultural hub for industrialisation and exportation in the country.
Obi who is the former Governor of Anambra state made the promise in Ilorin when his 2023 presidential campaign train addressed his supporters in the state.
The Labour Party Presidential Candidate was accompanied to the rally by his running mate Datti Baba Ahmed , their wives, the National Chairman of the Party, Barrister Julius Abure, and other party stalwarts.
At the Metropolitan Square venue of the rally, Obi 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 and poverty.
“Today we have more people living in poverty than in any other country of the world. Unemployment, misery, fuel scarcity. Everywhere you go is suffering” he declared.
According to him, a new Nigeria the LP wants to build is a Nigeria where they will start securing Nigeria.
He added that Nigerians should be able to move around the country and feel secure.
The Labour Party Flagbearer disclosed that the party wants to provide a united Nigeria where there will be law and order; where everybody will be proud to say he or she is a Nigerian and move the country from a consumption to a production nation.
He described Kwara state as one of those places where the party will invest in agriculture to be able to use that for industrialisation and exportation which according to him, would bring down inflation and Nigerian currency will be worth something.
“We want a Nigeria where there will not be strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU); 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” he said.
Obi declared that during this year’s election, they will come to them to vote for them and give them money and asked them to collect such money and in turn, vote for the Labour Party. ( LP)
Peter Obi’s presidential train later paid a traditional homage to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari in his palace where he received the blessings of the monarch.