2023: Massive crowd as Obi promises to end insecurity, unemployment, corruption if elected president

Massive crowd gathered at the Rwang Pam township stadium, Jos, the Plateau State capital, to welcome Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).

Mr Obi was in the state to honour the invitation of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF), organisers of the rally in solidarity with his ambition.

Addressing the mammoth gathering on Wednesday, the former Anambra governor vowed to address insecurity, unemployment and corruption, should he be elected president next year.

“If you elect me as your president, I will provide security at all levels so that our people can go to farm and by doing so, the issue of food insecurity and hunger will be a thing of the past,” he vowed. “We will create jobs for our teeming unemployed youth and end poverty. We will make our educational system functional and improve electricity supply.

“We will block all leakages and end corruption at all levels; our government will be a responsible one. We will not fail Nigerians.

“We want a new Nigeria and we are determined to make Nigerians happy again,” he added.

Earlier, Dr Pogu Bitrus, the President of Middle Belt Forum, said that the forum is in support of Mr Obi’s candidature, insisting that his presidency would address the problems the middle belt has been faced with.

Mr Bitrus explained that the forum had thrown its weight behind Obi based on the principle of justice and fairness.

Also speaking, Prophet Isa El-buba, the Convener of the Initiative for Better and Brighter Nigeria (IBBN), advised Nigerians to vote for credible and responsible leaders in 2023.

Mr El-buba said as a preacher, he is supporting Mr Obi because he believed he would salvage the nation from its current woes.

He, however, called on Nigerians not to sell their votes and ensure they vote for credible candidates in the forthcoming polls.

Mr Obi also visited Da Gyang Buba, the Gbong Gwom Jos and Chairman Plateau Council of Chiefs and Emirs.