LP Presidential candidate releases manifesto, promises to end banditry, insurgency

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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has released his manifesto. In the 72 page document released on Sunday, titled “It’s Possible: Our Pact with Nigerians”, Obi listed seven priority areas he would focus on, if elected president in 2023. In the manifesto, the former Anambra governor promised to move Nigeria from a consumption economy to a production-centred economy.
He promised to end banditry and insurgency if elected president.
He further promised to: “Restructure the polity through effective legal and institutional reforms to entrench the rule of law, aggressively fight corruption, reduce cost of governance, and establish an honest and efficient civil service.
“Leapfrog Nigeria into the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) through the application of scientific and technological innovations to create a digital economy.
“Build expansive and world-class infrastructure for efficient powers supply, rail, road and air transportation, and pipeline network, through integrated public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurial public sector governance.
“Enhance the human capital of Nigerian youths for productivity and global competitiveness through investment in world-class scholarship and research, quality healthcare, and entrepreneurship education.
“Conduct an afro-centric diplomacy that protects the rights of Nigerian citizens abroad and advances the economic interests of Nigerians and Nigerian businesses in a changing world.”

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