[NEWS]What Obi told EU, WEF delegations about 2019 election, Nigeria’s economy

The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, on Wednesday in Abuja met individually with delegations from the European Union (EU) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

He mentioned the necessity totally free and honest elections in 2019 in addition to Nigeria’s economy.

A press release launched by the Atiku marketing campaign workplace and signed by Segun Sowunmi, mentioned Obi stood in for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who’s in another country.

At the EU assembly, Obi told the physique to prevail on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to cease intimidating candidates of opposition political events.

“There is a need to get the country back to its feet and make it better for our children”, Obi was additionally quoted to have mentioned.

He added that campaigns ought to be based mostly on points and that the EU ought to proceed its assist the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, on Wednesday in Abuja met individually with delegations from the European Union (EU) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

He mentioned the necessity totally free and honest elections in 2019 in addition to Nigeria’s economy.

A press release launched by the Atiku marketing campaign workplace and signed by Segun Sowunmi, mentioned Obi stood in for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who’s in another country.

At the EU assembly, Obi told the physique to prevail on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to cease intimidating candidates of opposition political events.

“There is a need to get the country back to its feet and make it better for our children”, Obi was additionally quoted to have mentioned.

He added that campaigns ought to be based mostly on points and that the EU ought to proceed its assist the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The former Anambra Governor recalled the gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun states and warned that INEC wants to indicate that it stays an unbiased umpire in future elections.

On the difficulty of vote shopping for, Obi mentioned, “I contested and gained elections after I was in a smaller occasion.

“Where would I have gotten the money to buy votes if it was the case then and how would I have gotten back the money especially when I am going to serve the people”.

In his remarks, head of the EU delegation, Ketil Karlsen was quoted to have mentioned that the election observer group has been consulting stakeholders in Nigeria to establish whether or not or not it might be vital for the Union to ship a brand new EU election observer mission.

However, on the WEF assembly, Obi lamented that many governments in Africa implement actions which might be “transactional instead of transformational” and due to this fact wanted assist to form their insurance policies.

“Quite a lot of work must be completed in Africa as a result of issues are robust. The presidential and vice presidential candidates of the PDP have a transparent image of what the financial priorities are and what the worldwide group feels about the nation.

“Nigeria needs to do something immediately for its economy to be put back on track and something has to be done immediately”, the PDP VP candidate added.

 

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