The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has revealed his plans aimed at curbing the rise of secessionist agitations and groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Speaking during a media briefing at the Chatham House, in London, the former Anambra State governor said his plan would stop unrest across the country.
In response to a question regarding secessionist groups like IPOB and Yoruba Nation agitators, Obi said: “When 40 per cent of your population is unemployed, there will be all sorts of problems which is what caused this agitation and this is as a result of leadership failure over the years and once there is good leadership; these problems will be solved.
“So, yes, I will talk and speak with all agitators.”
On other issues, Peter Obi vowed to remove fuel subsidies and prosecute those working against the country’s power sector.
He said: “Monies have to be put into crucial areas, which is why I am insistent on the elimination of fuel subsidies. This is why we need to dismantle the structure of criminality holding the country back. I am going to declare war on those holding the country back, especially in the power sector.
“We are committed to building a New Nigeria for the youths in order to bring back the Diaspora.”