- Nigerians have been urged to ensure they vote for a president that has a good understanding of the nation’s economy
- The call was made to Nigerians by a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, January 12
- Obasanjo said whoever will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari must move Nigeria beyond think-tank to do-tank
A former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, January 12, outlined some of the key issues that must be addressed by the next president of the country.
The Nation reports that Obasanjo while speaking at a virtual meeting organised by the Africa Leadership Group key challenges facing the country must be tackled once the next president is sworn in on May 29.
He added that challenges like terrorism, banditry, and kidnapping across states of the nation must be brought to an end by the next president.
Taking Nigeria above think-tank nations
Obasanjo noted that Nigeria as a country must strive to move beyond think-tank to do-tank in order to achieve this.
“I hope the man who will be the next president, will be the type of leader, who will understand the economy, and that’s very important.
“If he understands the economy, there are many he must do including; doing something on fuel subsidy. Also, the country’s debt is not too good, something has to be done.
“The amount of petroleum products being stolen in the country is mind-boggling. The level of corruption in other areas too is mind-boggling. Also, banditry, kidnapping has become order of the day.”
Finally, Labour Party reacts to Obasanjo, Edwin Clark’s support for Peter Obi’s 2023 presidential candidacy
Another huge endorsement land as influential ex-governor speaks on 1 thing that’ll stop Peter Obi’s presidency
The Labour Party, the political platform under which Peter Obi is vying for the 2023 presidency has also reacted.
According to the party, more endorsements are expected from top political leaders and well-meaning Nigerians.
Peter Obi reacts to Arthur Eze’s remarks over his ‘failed’ 2023 presidential bid
Peter Obi earlier said that it is politicians like Arthur Eze that he
Obi’s reaction comes after Eze cautioned against his presidential ambition noting that he was never in support of the former governor’s plan to contest in the 2023 election.
A spokesperson for Obi said Arthur Eze’s comment over Obi’s presidential bid only shows that the businessman is scared of losing his influence on the people.
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