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Ahead of the forthcoming 2023 presidential election, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, (LP), Mr. Peter Obi has finally released his long-awaited 62-page campaign manifesto to Nigerians.
The manifesto titled, ‘Our Pact with Nigerians: Creating a New Nigeria‘, unveiled Obi’s proposed plans to lead Nigeria if elected as president.
The Eastern Updates learnt this on Saturday from Labour Party Secretariat in Abuja.
Page 18 of the document itemized his economic plan founded on a shift from consumption to production by running a production-centred economy that is driven by an agrarian revolution and export-oriented industrialization.
Meanwhile, in the 62-page manifesto, the party anchored its 2023 presidential campaign on seven cardinal areas – security, production, institutional reforms, the industrial revolution, infrastructural development, human capital development, and robust foreign policy.
According to the document, Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed promised, among others, to ‘Secure and unite our dear nation, and manage our diversity such that no one is left behind in Nigeria.
‘Move Nigeria from consumption to production and embark on comprehensive legal and institutional reforms and practicable restructuring measures, to fight corruption; ensure the enthronement of the rule of law, and decisively tackle all forms of corruption.’
In another report, Prof. Pat Utomi has claimed two former Heads of State are presently strongly behind Obi ahead of next year’s general election.
Utomi made this disclosure while speaking at a town hall meeting on Friday, organised by the Yell Out Nigeria for Good Governance in Abuja.
He, however, refused to reveal the names of the ex-Heads of State.
However, Utomi stressed that they were ready to work for Obi, to ensure he becomes the next president of Nigeria.
According to him, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) don’t have strong structures like the LP.