A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Mr Peter Obi, has appealed to the party’s delegates to vote wisely during the upcoming national convention.
Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra, urged them to be guided by their conscience and vote in the interest of the country’s future and that of their children.
He spoke on Monday, May 16, in Awka, when he met with prospective delegates from Anambra.
According to Peter Obi, monetary consideration should not be the major factor in choosing the party’s presidential candidate.
He said he decided to end his national consultation in Anambra; after going around the 36 chapters of PDP, plus Abuja, noting that this was to demonstrate his commitment to the cause.
Obi expressed that his experience from the tour had strengthened his resolve to seek an opportunity to steer the ship of the country.
For the sake of your children and the future of Nigeria vote wisely. Don’t hurt the future of your children. Do you want to collect money and bequeath a society of hopelessness, kidnapping, banditry and poverty to future generations? Is that the society you want for your children? Remember, you can’t transfer your delegate status to your children, this is an opportunity for you to decide. I am competent, I am committed and I have the capacity to turn this country around. Please give me your votes.
The presidential aspirant also revealed that he saw opportunities across the regions of the country during his tour.
I concluded that it is unacceptable for the country to possess such huge human, arable land and natural resources and still have over 100 million people living in poverty.
Speaking further, Peter Obi noted that the Kainji Dam which was built with the first money borrowed by Tafawa Balewa in 1964 was still standing.
There was no justification for the present borrowings that had plunged Nigeria into heavy indebtedness, he clarified.
The presidential aspirant said the country with 200 million people could not make progress with 4000 megawatts; while South Africa with 50 million people was generating 54,000 megawatts.
Obi stated that there was no more money to share and that he would shift the conversation from sharing formula to production formula.