The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has promised to build a broad-based framework to tackle the persistent security challenges ravaging the nation, if elected president.
Obi said this on Sunday during the People’s Town Hall 2023 debate organized by Channels Television.
He said, “For our men and women in the security, we will ensure they are motivated and supported and properly insured and make sure they are confident their families are protected in case something happens to them. All procurement in the Military and other sectors must be transparent. It must be measurable and visible. The days of doing things hidden are gone.
“We need to involve every community in Nigeria in security where each community secures their community and shares information with other communities.
“We have to be alive for the constitution to be amended, not wait for all of us to be dead before doing something. I will use my powers as the President and Commander-in-Chief to secure Nigeria as quickly as possible.”
In his opening remark, Obi’s running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, expressed the readiness of the former Anambra State governor to tackle critical areas that would unlock Nigeria’s potential.
Baba-Ahmed said, “We will address unprecedented, aggravated corruption. We deserve the votes of Nigerians because this is turning out to be an election based on character backed by records, competence, and capacity. Northern Nigeria is paying a massive price today because they have been voting based on ethnic and religious lines for a long time We are going to stop the killings and start the healing; stop the stealing and start the keeping; stop the slide of our currency and start the climb of our society.”