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Nigeria is Not difficult to Govern—Peter Obi states



Nigeria is Not difficult to Govern—Peter Obi states

It is probably the go to saying that giant of Africa is the most complex or rather difficult country to govern, judging by the so many differences plaguing the nation and its citizens.

But for Labor Party presidential aspirant, that belief or notion is far exaggerated.

The former Anambra State governor dismissed the suggestion that Nigeria is a difficult state to govern or even complex in general as untrue statements born out of an excuse by people who have no idea what they are doing in government.

Peter Obi reveals that it because they lack the needed knowledge and experience to fix the socio-economic problems of the country that they feel it is a difficult country to govern.

While speaking on a radio programme, he notes that the reason for Nigeria being on the brink of collapse stems from incompetence and that it needed a competent leader to turn things around.

“There is nothing complex in Nigeria.” He said.

“That is the excuse you people give, there is nothing complex in Nigeria. It is the same country. It’s about dealing with human being.

“I’ve seen complex people all over the world. When we moved education from number 26 to number one in Anambra State, we didn’t remove the people (teachers). It was the same people, it was about managing the people and you who is the manager have to drive the process. I will turn power around (if elected president). I can assure you that within the first four years you will see the change.

“Forget about the past, those who think about yesterday, today, will miss tomorrow.

“I am different. People promised in Anambra State and failed. I came and made it work. When I said I am going to clear all the gratuities and everything for 35 years, they said it was a joke, but I have done it somewhere. I’ve shown where I promised and delivered, all you need to do is to trust me. I am not going to waste everybody’s time, I’m going to do the right thing, it is going to be difficult but I will be on the driver’s seat.”

The Presidential aspirant also expressed the need for Nigerians to take back their country by ensuring the existence of unity, security and productivity in all sectors.

“I have said this before, let us bring all the presidential candidates, about 18 of us; let us look at our background and past records. But, people are not talking about what we can offer and they are now promoting ethnicity and tribalism.

“Most of those people you see lashing out on other people are not by supporters, they are actually people the other people paid to say, ‘oh these are his supporters.’ Just like they now bring people who will be threatening war.

“You are in the South East here, is there war in Enugu here? Enugu is far more secured than most states in Nigeria but the way they paint it is that if you come here they’ve declared a war, there is no war. We are not going to declare war. When they come with war, when they show us hatred, we will show them love. I am not in politics of discussing people, I am not in politics of quarrelling with people. I am in politics of ideas and what we can do to save the place and I have shown example. From a private sector to the public sector I have shown that I am a manager of resources simple.”

In reaction to the notion of whether he would want to align with either Atiku or Tinubu should he lose the 2023 election, the politician notes that he wasn’t vying for presidency because he was looking for a job.

Nigeria is Not difficult to Govern—Peter Obi states

“I want to save Nigeria. I, Peter Obi, wants to save Nigeria, I want to turn Nigeria into a production site where things are manufactured.” He said.

On the secessionist agitations in the South East, Mr. Peter Obi revealed:

“The South East is not the only place where there is agitation. There is agitation also in the South West. (Sunday) Igboho and his people are also agitating for Yoruba state. We have problems in the North East, Boko Haram and ISWAP. We have in the South South and North West.

“There are problems all over the place. But I have said it repeatedly, I will deal with all agitators decisively through dialogue, engagement and then remove the criminals who are operating under this guise and deal with them as criminals.

“It’s is something that you can achieve by engagement and dialogue. I am contesting elections as a Nigerian. I am a Nigerian, I believe in Nigeria and I want to change Nigeria. I know what it takes to change Nigeria because I know that it is a great country that I can make productive for the interest of everybody.”