Mr Peter Obi, Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), has promised to tackle insecurity, poverty, hunger and youth unemployment, if elected in the Feb. 25 presidential poll.
Obi, while addressing a large crowd of LP members on Thursday in Gusau at the presidential campaign rally also promised to open up the nation’s borders.
“I am appealing to Zamfara electorate to vote for me and all LP candidates at all levels in the coming general elections in order to make our plans for the country a reality.
“We shall put adequate security first in place, we are going to promote peace and stability in our communities.
“Various policies and programmes are on the way to promote the socio-economic well-being of our people with a view to addressing poverty at the grassroots,” Obi said.
In his remarks, the Vice-presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Yusuf Baba-Ahmed urged Zamfara residents to vote for its candidates in the 2023 general elections.
Baba-Ahmed said LP had designed good blueprints for a better Nigeria, adding, ”we are ready to bring positive change in Nigeria, we are ready to serve the common man.
“If we are given the opportunity to form a government under the LP, we are going to form a new government.
“I am therefore appealing to you to vote for LP at all levels during the elections. I am giving you an assurance that you will not regret voting for us.
“We are going to initiate policies and programmes to ensure national development,” he vowed.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the rally, Alhaji Yahaya Yari said the rally had proved the presence of LP in Zamfara.
“Our presidential candidate, by God’s willing will win in Zamfara,” he added.
Obi promises upward review of salaries, pensions in Kebbi
In Kebbi, Obi promised an upward review of workers salaries and pensions if given the mandate in the Feb. 25 election.
Obi said this on Thursday at his presidential campaign rally in Birnin Kebbi, pledging to build a new Nigeria devoid of mass poverty and criminalities.
He also promised to invest massively in agriculture in order to ensure food security and export of agricultural produce to other countries.
“This country is a great country with landmass and courageous people; we can feed ourselves if we truly harness our potentials for better. I will also invest heavily in education and ensure that unemployment becomes a history in this country as our youth will be gainfully engaged in empowerment programmes,” he said.
Obi also promised to address security challenges bedevilling the country, especially the North.
“This year’s election is different as it is based on competence for I and my running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, to bring the glory of the country with commitment. We can’t do it without your support by given us mandate; in that we will build a new Nigeria but with your support, ” he said.
Also speaking, the state LP governorship candidate, Mr Gambo Paul-Tashe, urged the people to vote for LP, promising that they would never regret their decision and voting.
“I urge you to also collect your Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and hold them tight because yhey are your weapon to choose your right candidates and give mandate to LP candidates at all levels,” he said.