Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi has made a promise to Northerners ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The former Anambra State governor while speaking at a virtual meeting with support groups vowed to change the Northern part of the country.
Reacting to a question from the convener of a group based in the North, Obi stressed that all Nigerians face the same problems.
“There is nowhere in Nigeria where a person buys cheaper bread because he is a Muslim or a Christian. Our economic problems arising from poor leadership do not discriminate on the basis of religion or tribe,” he stated.
The LP flag bearer argued that it is time for the country leadership to change the methods that has continuously failed the economy.
He urged citizens not to vote for him or any 2023 contestant on ethnic or religious considerations. Noting that he is most qualified in the presidential race, Obi said his antecedents and qualifications are open for scrutiny.
“I am the only governor in Nigerian history who finished eight years, left money, built infrastructure, owed no contractor, salary or pension,” he said.
Speaking further, he disclosed that he plans on focusing on the North due to the region’s enormous potential that needs to be tapped and harnessed
According to him: “I am going to change the region. We need to cultivate arable land there; respected Nigerians from the North have ruled this country but the ten poorest states are from the region.”
He noted that the region has the most unemployed youths, out-of-school children, and the worst school kidnapping record globally.