After months of speculations, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, finally released his overly anticipated campaign manifesto, all geared towards preparation for the 2023 presidential elections.
The 62-page long manifesto titled, “Our Pact with Nigerians: Creating a New Nigeria“, unveils how Obi’s campaign plans to revive Nigeria, particularly on seven thematic areas which include security, production, institutional reforms, the industrial revolution, infrastructural development, human capital development as well as a robust foreign policy.
Specifically, Obi and his vice, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, pledged to;
“Secure and unite our dear nation, and manage our diversity such that no one is left behind in Nigeria.”
“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.”
The LP candidates also promised to “prioritize Human Capital Development through robust investments in STEM education, health, and infrastructural development, with emphasis on wealth creation, distribution, and sustainable development.”
“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,” among other promises.