The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Thursday, promised to turn Nigeria’s economy around by reviving dead and ailing industries in the country.
Obi made the promise in Abia on Thursday at the launch of the state governorship campaign for the 2023 general election.
“When I came today, I went by air to see Aba and I saw that all the factories in Aba and many businesses have closed down.
“The same thing is happening across Nigeria because of poor governance. If you go to Kano, Kaduna, Onitsha, or Lagos the factories have closed down.
“Labour Party will change all that and Nigeria will never be the same again,” he said.
He reiterated his party’s commitment to securing Nigeria and unite the people, adding that a vote for LP was a vote for a new lease of life.
On his part, the Abia LP governorship candidate, Dr Alex Oti, said a vote for LP would mean giving Abia people and their children a better future.
He said, “About 31 per cent of the close to 5 million people in Abia, are in abject poverty, not knowing where their next meal will come from, about 51 per cent of our labour force and not employed.
“Not paying salaries has become routine in Abia. Pensions are not paid and the same applies to gratuities, some up to 45 months.”