2023: Peter Obi promises to quote accurate figures

LABOUR Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has said going forward, he will quote accurate figures as he continues to seek the support and votes of Nigerians for the 2023 presidential election.

Obi, who had been called out for quoting wrong figures, made the vow in a viral video that emerged shortly after he spoke at the opening session of the Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference (NBA-AGC) in Lagos, on Monday.

The former Anambra State governor had decried the insecurity and economic crisis confronting the nation, stating that Nigeria possessed all the negative indices that qualified it as a failed state.


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Obi said that Nigeria needs an urgent transition from being a highly insecure country to a secured one and from a disunited country to a united one.

“Nigeria has qualified to be a failed state. We have the two or three biggest characteristics of a failed state. One is when you are no longer in charge of your territory,” he said.

“Today, we are among the top terrorised countries in the world; we are among the top kidnapping countries in the world. Banditry has taken over part of the country, and Nigerians are being killed.”

He also said that Nigeria is currently in a bad state due to the effects of bad leadership.

“Out of 200 million Nigerians, 60 per cent is supposed to be working. It should be 120 million Nigerians working, but today, Nigerians that are working are under 60 million.

“We are in a fiscal mess. Total fiscal mess because of all this. Between January this year and April, the total revenue of the Federal Government of Nigeria is N1,630,000,000, 000 but expenditure is N4,720,000,000,000. If you minus this, we have a deficit of N3,100,000,000,000.”




     

     

    “How did we come here? It is the effect of leadership failure over the years. What are we going to do to come out of this?”

    He called on Nigerians to elect the candidate with the capacity to rescue the nation from its current mess.

    Reaffirming some of the things he said, Obi told his entourage that he would henceforth quote authoritatively from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and not any other sources.

    Obi has been heavily criticized, especially by supporters of his opponents in the 2023 presidential election, for the manner he arbitrarily throws figures around and how he makes assertions that were later found to be incorrect or misleading.

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    4 COMMENTS

    1. Some of Obi’s quotes had been mentioned before and therefore not new to somebody who follows events in Nigeria. He said that 80% of our oil income had been stolen. Ned Nwoko had said that in the past. People should look at the abysmal performance of the ruling party APC under whose government such a thing is happening and vote them out. To allow them to come back is for Nigeria to continue with the same impunity. When such monies are stolen , nobody cares and no money is recovered from such looters who are close to the powers that be. Peter Obi is helping Nigerians to know what is happening in their country. It is a good thing. How can it be said that the government has no money to pay to return ASUU back to work when such big sums of money are being embezzled every day by people in government? If APC comes back, the same looting will continue because such people can never change their track records. Let’s us try another person, Peter Obi who is frugal with money and has zero tolerance for corruption. He is what Nigeria needs most now as her leader. The looters should not come back to continue their looting. Look at their looting records and tell me how they can change over night. It is impossible. Peter Obi and Datti Ahmed are the best team to turn Nigeria around now. Let nobody deceive you to think otherwise.

    2. Obi quotes are correct because he talks in Idioms and estimates , is he a mathematician even in mathematics we do qed, so opposition is looking for an excuse to perpetuate their evil , because we come from a country that believe lies more that truth , even the quotes were estimates it is enough to reveal to us what we need to know, when a proverb is given out and explain ito u , it then means you were not born by ur father.
      So lets face the facts and forget about trivalities. We have to change from black mind to a developed mindset, enough of corrupt mentality , no more business as usual, enough of sycophancy, pen killers and decievers, we should be aware that the situation of Nigeria is beyond politics, and if we are ready to come out of it we have to think right and embrace the truth and right actions , that is the only way forward.

    3. Obi quotes are correct because he talks in Idioms and estimates , is he a mathematician even in mathematics we do qed, so opposition is looking for an excuse to perpetuate their evil , because we come from a country that believe liar more that truth , even the qoates were estimates it is enough to reveal to us what we need to know, when a proverb is given out and explain ito u , it then means you were not born by ur father.
      So lets face the facts and forget about trivalities. We have to change from black mind to a developed mindset, enough of corrupt mentality , no more business as usual, enough of sycophancy, pen killers and decievers, we should be aware that the situation of Nigeria is beyond politics, and if we are ready to come out of it we have to think right and embrace the truth and right actions , that is the only way forward.

    4. Obi quotes are correct because he talks in Idions and estimates , is he a mathematician even in mathematics we do qed, so opposition is looking for an excuse to perpetuate their evil , because we come from a country that believe liar more that truth , even the qoates were estimates it is enough to reveal to us what we need to know, when a proverb is given out and explain it to u , it then means you were not born by ur father.
      So lets face the facts and forget about trivalities. We have to change from black mind to a developed mindset, enough of corrupt mentality , no more business as usual, enough of sycophancy, pen killers and decievers, we should be aware that the situation of Nigeria is beyond politics, and if we are ready to come out of it we have to think right and embrace the truth and right actions , that is the only way forward.

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