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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has asserted that if elected President, he would deal decisively with insecurity and ensure that any service chief or member of his cabinet who fails to live up to expectations is sacked immediately.
His words; ‘My first responsibility in the country is to secure lives and property and unless it is dealt with, we cannot make progress. I will be the commander-in-chief and will deal decisively with insecurity. However, even if you put a gun to my head, I cannot give you the step-by-step procedure on how security would be tackled.
‘I will take very swift decisions and someone has to be responsible for whatever goes wrong. If you are not doing your job well, you are out. We are not going to wait. Any service chief or anyone who underperforms would be sacked. Go and ask those who worked with me, you can’t just remain there when things are not working,’ he said.
Obi, who spoke on a live interview on Arise TV said he would resign from office if elected and he fails on his promise to turn Nigeria around.
He said his administration would encourage local refining of petroleum products through modular refining as well as bringing together those currently engaged in illegal refining and making them conduct their business under strict guidelines.
‘We have to start somewhere. What drives the economy is giving the people hope. There must be alternatives before we remove the subsidy, we would encourage local refining through modular refineries and all those that are currently illegal. They would be given an operational guideline that they must follow.’
He said that he would remove petrol subsidy but ensure that there are better alternatives to cushion the effect on Nigerians.