PDP aspirant, Peter Obi has vowed to fix the Nigerian economy with his business experience if elected President.
“I can fix this country having a record of being a trader, of operating in the corporate world, and being a governor among other antecedents,’’ he said.
Mr Obi made the declaration on Tuesday, in Abakaliki while addressing journalists during his consultation with PDP faithful in Ebonyi.
He said Nigerians should stop looking for consensus candidates and look for “problem solvers’’ as presidential materials for 2023.
“Nigerians want a person who will start solving the myriad of problems facing the country.
“This is not an issue of delegates because those with large numbers of delegates are still affected by the nation’s problems,’’ he said.
Mr Obi stressed that the sentiment of consensus candidates should not be brought to the front burner at this time in the nation’s political history.
He said the geo-political zone of a candidate should not also amount to much as “what Nigeria needs is to salvage the country.
“It is important to consider where people come from in a diverse country such as ours for equity’s sake.
“The country, however, needs someone now who will start creating wealth to make the economy viable.”
He clarified issues concerning his earlier support for fellow aspirant, Abubakar, whom he described as a unifier.
“The PDP has credible aspirants who can lead the country and solve its problems,’’ Mr Obi stressed.