The long awaited Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, campaign manifesto .has been released. The 62-page manifesto is named “Our Pact with Nigeria” is rooted on seven cardinal areas – security, production, institutional reforms, the industrial revolution, infrastructural development, human capital development, and robust foreign policy.
Peter Obi and his running mate, Dr. Ahmed Datti pledged to “Move Nigeria from consumption to production and embark on comprehensive legal and institutional reforms and practicable restructuring measures, to fight corruption; ensure the enthronement of the rule of law, and decisively tackle all forms of corruption.”
“Improve access to finance, particularly to MSMEs, youths, and women, to significantly reduce unemployment and insecurity.
“Ensure that in policy and practice, governance will be made more inclusive, cost-effective, transformative, and less transactional. No more sharing of the national wealth by a few.”
“ Ensure that Nigeria is progressively better governed through legislative, executive, and judicial reforms, so that the constitutional separation of powers among the three arms of government is entrenched and the three tiers of government allowed to function independently and jointly for a more inclusive and sustainable Nigeria.“
“We will run a government of national unity, bringing together for the task at hand, all competent, honest, and diligent Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliations. “The new Nigeria we build will be truly ‘one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity where “peace and justice shall reign.”