The Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has finally released his long-awaited campaign manifesto, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY has been reliably informed by sources at the Party Secretariat in Abuja.
The 62-page manifesto titled, “Our Pact with Nigerians: Creating a New Nigeria“, unveiled Obi’s proposed plans to lead Nigeria if elected as president.
Page 18 of the document itemized his economic plan founded on a shift from consumption to production by running a production-centred economy that is driven by an agrarian revolution and export-oriented industrialization.
According to the Head of Media of the Presidential Campaign Council of the party, Diran Onifade, Obi was part of those who produced the manifesto, unlike other parties where the candidates have no idea of the contents of such document.
In the manifesto, Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti-Ahmed, promised to among others:
“Secure and unite our dear nation, and manage our diversity such that no one is left behind in Nigeria.
“Move Nigeria from consumption to production and embark on comprehensive legal and institutional reforms and practicable restructuring measures, to fight corruption; ensure the enthronement of the rule of law, and decisively tackle all forms of corruption.”
They also pledged to “prioritize Human Capital Development through robust investments in STEM education, health, and infrastructural development, with emphasis on wealth creation, distribution, and sustainable development.
“Improve access to finance, particularly to MSMEs, youths, and women, to significantly reduce unemployment and insecurity.
“Ensure that in policy and practice, governance will be made more inclusive, cost-effective, transformative, and less transactional. No more sharing of the national wealth by a few.”