Peter Obi, presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), has promised to build a new Nigeria devoid of mass poverty and criminalities, if elected in 2023 general election.
Obi said this on Wednesday at his presidential campaign rally in Makurdi, pledging to ensure that youth were gainfully engaged by empowering them with skills.
Obi also pledged to address the security challenge bedevilling the country, especially Benue, to ensure quick return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their ancestral homes.
“Benue will be supported to become an exporting state considering that it is an agriculturally rich state,” Obi said.
“With Obi and Datti, a new Nigeria is possible and I dare to say that Nigerians can hold me responsible if we do not turn Nigeria around for good,” he said.
Also speaking, the state LP governorship candidate, Mr Heman Hembe promised regular payment of workers salaries in the state.
The state LP Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Idoko, said Obi has demonstrated competence and capacity to lead the country, assuring that voting him as president would turn Nigeria from a consumer to a producer nation.