The failure of Labour Party (LP)’s Presidential Candidate, Dr. Peter Obi, to criticise the terrorist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) responsible for the killing of innocent Nigerians, security officers and burning of public facilities including police stations and buildings of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the South East of Nigeria, has unsettled many.
This was spotted out while the former Governor of Anambra State was detailing his plans towards quelling what he called the secessionist agitations and unrest across the country, during a media briefing at the Chatham House, in London, United Kingdom on Monday.
Various secessionist groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Yoruba Nation have unleashed mayhem on Nigerians, which has induced insecurity amongst the populace.
In response to a question regarding the situation, Obi vehemently refused to criticise the movements, while detailing the cause of such agitations, thereby vindicating those who have expressed fears that his goal is to simply use the Nigeria’s centre of power to break the country into pieces with Republic of Biafra, allegedly, atop his mission.
He said, “When 40 percent of your population is unemployed, there will be all sorts of problems which is what caused this agitation and this is as a result of leadership failure over the years and once there is good leadership; these problems will be solved.
“So, yes, I will talk and speak with all agitators.”
Obi also pledged to prosecute saboteurs, who have held the country’s power sector hostage, while ensuring the elimination of fuel subsidies to boost revenues from other crucial sectors.
According to him, “Monies have to be put into crucial areas, which is why I am insistent on the elimination of fuel subsidies. This is why we need to dismantle the structure of criminality holding the country back. I am going to declare war on those holding the country back, especially in the power sector.
“We are committed to building a New Nigeria for the youths in order to bring back the Diaspora,” Obi revealed.