By Nicholas Ojo
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, on Wednesday said there will be no more strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) if he is elected President in 2023.
The former Anambra Governor said he will give education a priority as president.
Obi said, “We will make sure there is no strike in Universities, we will take education as priority because we want to educate our people, we shall turn the vast land to Agriculture land to feed this country, youth of Nigeria will have job, we shall fight corruption together because it is killing the future of Nigerian youths, people are stealing money meant for the development of Nigeria.”
Obi who made this known while speaking in a rally held at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, in Ibadan Oyo State, asserted that he would build a new Nigeria that every citizen would be proud of.
He affirmed that his government would secure and unite the country, while lauding elder statesman, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, for standing for equity, fairness and justice, which he identified as the foundation for a united Nigeria.
Obi maintained that the new Nigeria he would build would be devoid of tribalism or religion, adding that he would also create an enabling environment for the youths to thrive.
“I and my deputy are wealth creators; we are not wealth sharers; we will create wealth for Nigerians, Nigeria today has become a laughing stock, people are not proud to say we are Nigerians, they are now running away from their country.
“We shall return Lagos to be the economic financial center of Africa, Ibadan is a great city where we have foremost university and industries.”
Pa Adebanjo, in his remarks, said an Igbo should be the next president of Nigeria for equity, fairness and justice, noting that the next president should not be about religion or ethnicity.
While describing people at the gathering as those who have suffered and seeking the return of the government of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, he said people saying that he hated the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu are wrong, as he stood behind him in his trying times.
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure, while addressing the crowd, said the people of the south-west have really shown that they want change with their turn-out, stating that Obi and the party represent the change Nigerians need.
He lamented that the nation is going through numerous challenges as a result of failed leadership over the years, adding that this is an opportunity for Nigerians to make a change for the development of the country.
Julius appealed to the people to come out en mass to vote for Obi, noting that he remains the only candidate that has solutions to the problems of the country.