Power Generation: We’ll not allow any waste of the peoples' commonwealth, if… __Obi-Datti insists

Obi-Datt at a meeting with Director, Africa, & South Asia Strategy, London Stock Exchange Group, Mr Ibukun Adebayo & his team in the UK 

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, is not going to run a frivolous government, if given the mandate by the Nigerian people. He will not allow any waste of the peoples' commonwealth, his campaign’s office insists.

Obi-Datti Media office was reacting against the backdrop of what it describes as the negative excitement of some ruling party’s supporters over a remark made by the LP presidential candidate concerning the issue of power generation in Nigeria.

Obi had said during his stellar appearance at Chatham House in the United Kingdom on Monday, January 16, 2023, that if elected, he will declare a frontal war on power with a view to tackling the perennial power issue in the country, squarely and decisively.

Obi had said that if South Africa with a population of less than 60 million and generating over 40 thousand megawatts is declaring emergency on power, Nigeria of 200m people with less than 20 thousand megawatts need to declare war.

The former Anambra state governor also said that he intends to retain and improve on the existing power contract between Nigeria and German firm, Siemens Company. But some APC followers, clearly ignorant of the way Obi works, are saying that he is campaigning on Buhari’s project, the media office said.

“Obi has said severally that his campaign would be issue driven and therefore would not allow the noise of proxy soldiers to distract him or defocus his view,” a press statement from the Obi-Datti media office explained. 

The statement reads further: “The LP candidate is meeting Nigerians on points he intends to make to rebuild the tattered nation and not on a mission to find faults.

“In Anambra state where he left yet unbeaten record in governance, he continued from where his predecessor, Dr. Chris Ngige, stopped, notwithstanding that he stole the mandate from him and had to recover it through the court.

The LP candidate had gone to Egypt to understudy their power issue and also to see how Siemen, the same company handling Nigeria did it in that country. That is a laudable mission of one who is really committed to making a difference in governance and should be praised for his unquenchable quest for solutions to issues

“Obi has a lot to say about himself and what he intends to do, why Nigerians should vote for him and is not on any fault finding or praise singing on anybody.”
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