The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said his government will apologise to all victims of police brutality, if elected in the highly anticipated February 25 poll.
He made the statement at Obidatti mega rally held in Lagos.
The LP candidate derided the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for its management of the economy, saying the number of people in poverty had risen from 65 million before coming into power in 2015 to 85 million about seven years after.
Obi added that the law enforcement agencies would be equipped and more trained personnel recruited.
The Labour Party candidate promised to increase the nation’s reserves through agriculture and stability of the currency.
The 61-year-old candidate vowed to ensure the supremacy of law and order, while the country’s security and unity would be paramount.
PETER OBI VISITS YOBE, PROMISES TO ERADICATE POVERTY
The Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has promised to boost agriculture and create job opportunities for idle youths who are most times used as agents of notorious activities such as boko haram in the Northeast region.
Peter Obi who paid a courtesy visit to Emir of Damaturu, assured the people of the state that if elected he would eradicate poverty and provide enabling skills acquisitions for the almajirais to enable them feed for themselves.
Landing at the Damaturu Helipad is Peter obi and his entourage.
They are in Yobe for a one day campaign rally.
The first port of call was the traditional institution, where the Labour Party presidential candidate alongside his campaign team met with the Emir of Damaturu.
Peter also noted that if elected as president, he would provide skills acquisition centres for the almajirais to enable them cater for themselves
In his reply, the Emir of Damaturu stressed the unity of the country wss of utmost importance to Nigerians.
In an interview with Newsmen after the visit, the Labour Presidential flagbearer says Yobe state has all it takes to become one of the largest agriculture hubs if its resources are well harnessed.
Supporters of Peter Obi in Yobe state gathered to expressed their solidarity for the Labour Presidential candidate.
OBI MEETS INC LEADERSHIP IN YENAGOA, PROMISES RESTRUCTURING
The presidential flag bearer of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has promised to attend to the calls for fiscal federalism and restructuring if elected into office.
He made the promise at a consultative meeting with the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
It is the third visit of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi to Bayelsa State since the flood disaster of last year.
This time around, the Ijaw House in Yenagoa is his destination as he seeks support from the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress to aid his presidential bid.
He promises even development of all natural resources across the six geopolitical zones.
The importance of restructuring and environmental remediation to the people of the niger delta region is also reiterated by the INC.
The former Anambra state governor also makes his way to the Bayelsa State Ecumenical Centre where joined some notable Christian religious leaders in a national prayer program hosted by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.
GROUP ON 2023 ELECTIONS
A group known as The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa says it believes that a free and fair election is possible in Nigeria despite the challenges that may be pose a threat to its success.
The group said this at the media presentation of it’s latest report on Thursday.
With barely 3 weeks to Nigeria’s general election, members of the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa are opening up conversations on the likely problems that can impede the success of the polls in the country.
It’s latest report titled : 2023 General Elections-Challenges and Threats to Consolidating Democracy was informed by recent developments in the political space and the concerns that continue to grow as elections approach.
Unveiling the report before newsmen, the group spoke to its content which captured major concerns raised by Nigerians.
Lingering fuel and cash scarcity, rising insecurity challenges in the polity, the spread of misinformation and fake news, likely manifestation of voter suppression and social unrest were some of these issues.
But inspite of the challenges highlighted, the report notes that there is hope that credible elections can be achieved.
CAPPA hopes that it’s recommendations to critical stakeholders are taken as the country counts down to the elections.