CoronavirusNewsNigeriaPeter Obi Explains Why he Wants to Dismantle Existing Political Structure

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has debunked the impression that he does not have the political structure to win in the forthcoming presidential poll.

Speaking during an interaction with journalists in Uyo at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom State Council Secretariat on Monday, Obi said his goal was to dismantle the existing political structure in the country.

According to him, the existing political structure is one of criminality, poverty and retrogression.

“The structure they have today is the structure we want to destroy. It is the structure of criminality. It is a structure that produced 133 million people living in poverty,” Obi said.

“It is the structure that produced 20 million out-of-school children. It is the structure that has made Nigeria surpass India in infant mortality. It is the structure that will destroy Nigeria and we want to destroy that structure.”

The LP presidential candidate further said that if elected in February, his priority would be to secure a united Nigeria and pull people out of poverty.

He also said he would work towards the realisation of the Ibaka Deep Seaport in Akwa Ibom.

He added, “my problem is how to create a future and make Nigeria a productive and not a consuming nation.”

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)
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