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LPs Obi turns down an award from youth, gives reason
Surprising as the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi turned out an award during an event in Enugu State noting his ambition is for the future of the country, irrespective of tribe and religion.
The group under the aegis of Boys Champion (BC) put together the conference in Enugu on Friday tagged “Shape the Future”.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), BC was founded by Noel Alumona a UN award-winning Nigerian, geared toward supporting boys on their journey to manhood through mentoring and training.
Speaking during the event Mr. Obi told the youths not to vote on grounds of tribe or religion, pointing out that no tribe or religion would buy bread or rice cheaper than it was in the country.
In his words: “I am an applicant seeking a job. That is why I appear before you my employer (youths) and it is the turn of Nigerian youths to take back their country.
“I am committed to the job and hold me responsible if I fail you. If you do the wrong thing today, the future will take revenge on you,” he warned.
Mr. Obi urged the youth to vote only for competent and credible leaders that would change their future come to the 2023 general elections.
“Eighteen of us will tell the same thing, but you must verify what they are telling you. There is no room for experimentation in 2023.
“We will remove their structure of criminality and replace it with the structure of development,” Mr. Obi said.
The former governor of Anambra State said he would provide security for all Nigerians to enable farmers to go back to their farms to reduce food inflation.
“We will provide manpower in the security (sector) by employing more police and equipping them to tackle insecurity.
“This is the only way we can move Nigeria from consumption to a productive society by investing in youths, and Nigeria must feed itself.
“My government will remove fuel subsidies and use the money to create jobs for the youths and this is the future we want to bring,” he added.
Turning down the award presented by the group, Obi said they should present it to him when he wins the coming election and finished his tenure as president.
Obi equally added that the award would be valued if he performs well in the office at the end of his tenure and Nigerians are happy with him.
This is coming when the founder of BismileTV, Bismark Obilo Agubor called on media personnel to uphold media firmly in view to checkmate criminal politicians.
Mr. Agubor pointedly advised making media a watchdog would bring forward the new face of media.