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Peter Obi ‘hails’ President Tinubu says he done well, kept campaign promises to Nigerians 

 

Peter Obi ‘hails’ President Tinubu says he done well, kept campaign promises to Nigerians

The former presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has maintained that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu kept to the pledges he made to Nigerians during his election campaign.

Obi noted that Tinubu promised to build a Nigeria where sufficient jobs with good wages create a better life for youths.

He disclosed this during a Democratic Day chat on Arise TV.


Peter Obi, who contested against Tinubu in the election and came third, after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He recalled Tinubu saying Nigeria would manufacture, and invent more of the goods and services it need, stressing that the country shall be known as a nation of inventors, not just of consumers.

But in all, Tinubu had maintained that, “I will continue from where Buhari stopped.”

Obi said: “I think President Tinubu has performed exceptionally well in his first year in office. I’ll say that President Tinubu has kept his campaign promises.

“Throughout his campaign, he consistently maintained that he would continue from where Buhari stopped and that he’s done very well.

“I’ll give him excellent passes. Dollar was N450, it’s now N1500. Fuel was about N238, it’s now about N700; diesel was N844, it’s now N1415; a bag of rice was N30000-N35000, it’s now about N80,000; a bag of beans was similar, N30,000-N35,000 it’s now about N90,000; a tuber of yam was about N2000-N3000, but now it’s about N10,000; tomatoe basket was about N40,000 and now it’s about N150,000; electricity was N66 per kilowatt but now it’s about N200, you can go on and on.

“Even bread, which is a basic thing other countries are subsidizing, small-medium bread was about N450 but is now N900. The big one is about N1500.

Obi recalled that other promises made by Tinubu included, “assisting our ever-toiling farmers, through enlightened agricultural policy that promotes productivity and assures decent incomes, so that farmers can support their families and feed the nation; modernising and expanding public infrastructure; emboldening and supporting our young people and women by harnessing emerging sectors such as the digital economy, entertainment and culture, tourism, train and give economic opportunity to the poorest and most vulnerable among us; generate, transmit and distribute sufficient, affordable electricity; make basic healthcare, education, and housing accessible and affordable for all; and most importantly, establish a bold and assertive policy that will create a strong yet adaptive national security architecture and action to obliterate terror, kidnapping, banditry, and all other forms of violent extremism from the face of our nation.”

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