Dr Peter Obi, a presidential aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has lamented the deplorable condition and total neglect of Akure-Ado Ekiti road.
The ex Anambra Governor also used the opportunity of the occasion to declare that a consensus candidate was not the solution to the country’s myriad of problems.
Obi also asked Nigerians not to allow the All Progressives Congress to continue in office after 2023 noting they’ve drawn the country backwards.
He spoke at a meeting with chieftains of the PDP in Akure, the Ondo State, ahead of the forthcoming primary of the party.
The Presidential aspirant said the consensus arrangement clamoured for by some aspirants was not what Nigeria needs at the present time.
Obi said, “Nigeria is its darkest days. The country is collapsing and the only thing we are hearing is kidnapping, banditry poverty. Schools are shut down, killings are everywhere and this is the cumulative effect of the bad leadership.
“Our economy has crumbled and we keep borrowing without investing. Borrowing for consumption without investing a dime. Our debt is growing and nothing to show for it.
“Look at our roads, the Akure /Ekiti road is there and they claimed they are borrowing for infrastructure.
“With just N5b, the road will be fixed, but all this money they are borrowing is for consumption. The only thing you hear is sharing formula not production formula.
”What the country needs at this particular period is somebody who can turn around the economy of the country and not a consensus candidate
“The country needs someone that would work to rescue the country to get out of its challenges, as the next president.
“We are not talking of who will be the next President of the country but who will start working for this country called Nigeria. Nigerians did not need a consensus candidate but a problem solver that can fix Nigeria.
“Nigerians are looking forward to having somebody capable of making the nation productive and pulling the country out of poverty”
“The children can no longer eat, we are at a high level of misery, we can not allow them to continue.
“If nothing is done on Nigeria’s problem, it would consume all of us. It will consume our children too.
“We must not talk about consensus now, we must talk about who will work. Nigerians want a consensus that will solve the Nigerian problem.
“We want someone that will take Nigeria from consumption to production level.
”We must elect somebody that can do the work. We are not talking about who will become the next president of Nigeria but who will start working for this country called Nigeria.”
Lamenting the spates of killings, kidnappings, banditry and level of poverty in the country, Obi said Nigerians are suffering and needed an urgent solution to save the situation.