The standard bearer of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi has lambasted the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their failure in governance over the years.
As reported by the Daily Independent, Mr. Obi made reference to the inability of both political parties to fix electricity after 24 years at the helm of affairs.
Mr. Obi was reported to have made this submission recently during an interview on a live telecast.
As gathered by Legit.ng, Mr. Obi described the performance of both the PDP and the APC as shameful stating that Nigeria’s power generation is still yet to move from 4,000 to 5,000 in the past 24 years.
“The simple thing for Nigerians to ask themselves is, we have been in this business for 24 years, are we on the right road? If you have been in a situation for 24 years, people have been promising and not delivering”.
“Look at the two parties, have they delivered what they promised? In 24 years, Nigeria could not increase its power generation from 4,000 to 5,000 or 6,000. Ask yourself the question, are we going to continue with this? So, are you going to continue on the wrong road or turn and say ‘listen, we have to do the right thing’?”
I am qualified to lead Nigeria, says Obi
Meanwhile, Mr. Obi reiterated his stance that he has what he takes to lead Nigeria back into its glory days.
He stated this while making reference to his time as governor of Anambra state stating that his antecedents speak clearly for him as a firm favourite to clinch the Aso Rock seat.
“There so many things you can solve by dialoguing and through discussion. I will tour every state of Nigeria. In Anambra, I did a tour of every local government once every three months and I slept in every local government”.
“If you know Anambra state very well, you will know how chaotic and disorganised it was before I got there. For eight years, people were wondering, what is happening here? If the leader is determined, he can do a lot”.
“People say Anambra state is not Nigeria. How do you measure unhired people? You take their track records. I wasn’t a banker. I have never worked in a bank but I’ve chaired a bank. After being a director for two years, everybody on the Board said this man should be our chairman. And I took the smallest bank in Nigeria to become a N25bn bank”