The Presidential candidate of Labour Party (L.P) Peter Obi, who was in Owerri the Imo State capital on Tuesday to flag off his campaign for the 2023 election, has assured that Imo State, under his watch will generate additional revenue by exporting palm produce.
The former Governor of Anambra State who stated this while addressing the mammoth crowd that trooped out to welcome him also noted that under his watch, State governors will no longer divert and embezzle local government funds which they see as slush funds as is obtainable today.
The Labour Party Presidential candidate said that Imo is blessed with enormous natural and agricultural resources which if properly harnessed will turn around the economic fortune of the State.
He assured that if he becomes President, the full potentials of the state will be explored and optimally utilized for the good of the State and her people.
‘’Under my watch as President of the federal republic of Nigeria, come 2023, Imo State will export palm produce, cassava and other products’’.
Obi also expressed regret that university lecturers go on strike every year to the disadvantage of the students, their parents and our entire education system which is being projected as being of low quality. He noted that if he becomes the President of the country, he will negotiate with lecturers to put an end to the unnecessary periodic strikes actions.
The Coordinator of Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council in Imo State, Chief Martin Agbaso (Ochoudo) while speaking at the event noted that, what played out in Owerri on Tuesday has confirmed that Imo State is hundred percent Obi-dient. He urged the people to sustain the tempo promising that there is light at the end of the tunnel.