Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has stated that he will be looking to recruit thousands of Nigerian youths into the military and police to help ensure security for the nation should he be elected on February 25.
At a political rally in Michael Okpara Square in Enugu on Thursday, Mr Obi promised that if elected president of Nigeria, his administration would prioritize the unity and security of the country. He also highlighted his plans to appoint Nigerians to the security agencies, provide them with adequate pay and insurance cover. Additionally, Mr Obi pledged to bring an end to the disruption of academic activities in tertiary institutions.
The presidential candidate pledged to end the ASUU strike and ensure that no student in any Nigerian university stays beyond their approved period of study. He further noted that his administration would pursue an economic policy of production instead of consumption in order to create jobs for the unemployed youths. Mr Obi also stated that the Labour Party chair in Enugu, Casmir Agbo, reported Enugu’s full compliance.
Mr Agbo commented that despite APC’s attempts to impede the Labour Party’s progress, it has continued to grow in strength. Former governor of Anambra, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, appealed to Enugu residents and other individuals in the South-East to vote for Mr Obi to ensure equity, justice and fairness. He asserted that the unity of Nigeria is of higher priority than any other individual or collective interests.