Labour Party, Peter Obi, release campaign manifesto, promises to move Nigeria from consumption to production
Peter Obi, the labour Party candidate and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, have released their official manifesto for the 2023 presidential election.
The 72-page manifesto which was released on Sunday morning is titled ‘It Possible: our pact with Nigerians.’
Obi wrote on his twitter handle, “I have the honour to present our 72-page Manifesto, titled, ‘It’s POssible: Our Pact with Nigerians.’ This Manifesto, its overarching and visionary policy planks, lays out our mission focus and mandate for securing, uniting and making Nigeria productive.
Meanwhile, Nigeria Today team have begun to dissect the manifesto and we will bring you our analysis in due time.
However, here are the 7 key points in the manifesto. Every other idea in this manifesto is hinged on these 7 key points.
- To secure Nigeria, end banditry and insurgency; and unite our dear nation, to manage our diversity such that no one is left behind.
2. Shift emphasis from consumption to production by running a production-centered economy that is driven by an agrarian revolution and export-oriented industrialization.
3. Restructure the polity through effective legal and institutional reforms to entrench the rule of law, aggressively fight corruption, reduce cost of governance, and establish an honest and efficient civil service.
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4. Leapfrog Nigeria into the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), through the application of scientific and technological innovations to create a digital economy.
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5. Build expansive and world-class infrastructure for efficient power supply, rail, road and air transportation, and pipeline network, through integrated public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurial public sector governance.
6. Enhance the human capital of Nigerian youth for productivity and global competitiveness through investment in world-class scholarship and research, quality healthcare, and entrepreneurship education.
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7. Conduct an afro-centric diplomacy that protects the rights of Nigerian citizens abroad and advance the economic interests of Nigerians and Nigerian businesses in a changing world.