Peter Obi Claims Nothing Is Working In Niger Delta
Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has stressed that nothing is working in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
Peter Obi, who stormed Delta state on Monday for his presidential campaign, also stressed that the significance of the resources in the region is yet to be seen.
He insisted that based on the resources in the region, Niger Delta ought to be a haven as he urged the people of the region to vote for him in the forthcoming presidential election.
Obi said, “We have gone to Warri, Isoko, Agbor, and Asaba only today, that is to show you our seriousness and commitment, and in all the places, people came out en masse to support us.
“Niger Delta supposed to be a haven, things are not working in the region. From here to Warri is supposed to be dualized. East-Eest road has been constructed for the past 24 years, but nothing is working in this region.”
Speaking further during the LP presidential campaign in Delta state, Peter Obi urged the crowd not to vote based on tribe or religion as he insisted that it is the turn of energetic Nigerians to be in power.
He said if voted as president, he should be held responsible if his government fails as he assured the people that his government will bring about a new Nigeria.
“Somebody said it is his turn to be president, I want to tell you that President is not turned by turn. If it is turned by turn, it is supposed to be my turn but we are not shifting turns. It is the turn of Nigerians to be president especially those full of energy”, he said.
“No tribe buys bread or rice cheaper, no religion buys bread cheaper. Vote for commitment and capacity.
“We are not going to give excuses. I am not going to remind you of where you’re coming from or blame people where they failed. I’m assuring you that a new Nigeria is possible.
“Hold me responsible if we failed you in the area of security and economy. We will make the country work again. There will be no more strikes in the education sector again in this country.”