Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has expressed commitment to make Nigeria a better country if elected by Nigerians come 2023.
Obi, a Former Governor of Anambra State, also threw his weight behind the call for emergence of president from the southeast region.
The former governor stated this during a meeting with delegates and leaders of the PDP in Ogun State on Monday.
Speaking at the party secretariat in Okemosan, Abeokuta, Obi said: “Let me assure you that my commitment is to build a better Nigeria, my desperation is to see Nigeria better than it is today. We cannot continue the way Nigeria is today.
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“What we want to say is that a nation must be built on fairness, must be built on equity, must be built on respect for each other and we in the South East are saying we too should be allowed to serve and I assure you that that opportunity will change Nigeria.
“No country with 33 per cent unemployment and 65 per cent underemployment will survive. 60 per cent of the unemployed and underemployed are among the youths, the most productive population of the country and at their young age are doing nothing.
“Today, our nation is owing people pension, they don’t pay people’s gratuity. Our schools are closed, our universities have been closed now and nobody is saying anything. There are 15 million out-of-school children, and the drug prevalence among our youths today is the highest in the world. We must change the situation.”