Don’t abuse voters’ trust, Obi warns politicians

Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has urged Christians in Nigeria to pray for God to touch the hearts of politicians, so that they can use public money for the public good.

He urged that public office holders refrain from abusing the grace given to them to govern Nigerians and the trust that voters place in them.

Obi spoke on Saturday in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, at a non-denominational prayer organized by the Catholic Diocese of Umuahia to pray for him.

He stressed that it is unacceptable and regrettable that millions of people do not know where their next meal will come from, even though the country is endowed with a huge amount of natural resources.

Obi argued that Nigeria “must stop being a consumer nation and become a producer nation, to save the country from the economic danger that awaits it.”

“All I’m saying is you should go check it out and ask those who want to be your president what they’ve done and what they want to do.

“Nigeria is a country with 9.23,000 square kilometers of land and a population of 200 million. God has blessed us with oil and other resources. More than 100 million people live in poverty.

“But to show that we are not a producing country, last year our total exports, including oil, were less than $30 billion, which is why we cannot find dollars today.

He said that Vietnam is in a territory of three hundred thirty-five thousand square kilometers, with a population of 100 million, but their total exports last year were three hundred and four billion dollars.

“I told the Governor of Abia State today that if I become President, I can assure you that in two years our exports will improve because what we need is government support for our people to produce and export to earn a living. It will create a lot of jobs for our people.

Speaking, LP gubernatorial candidate, Alex Otti commended the church for organizing the prayer session for Obi and the LP candidates in the state, adding that Obi was in Abia to be the Guest of Honor at the 2022 Alex Otti Scholarship Foundation Banquet Dinner.

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