After several months of back-and-forth and delay, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has officially released his manifesto for the 2023 elections.
Obi unveiled the manifesto titled, “Our Pact with Nigerians: Creating a New Nigeria“, on Saturday.
In the manifesto, the presidential candidate pointed out seven critical areas of priority to be delivered by his administration if elected president in 2023.
Among the areas of focus listed in the document are security, unity, economic development among others.
Obi promised to secure Nigeria, end banditry, insurgency and unite the nation if elected into power.
He also promised to manage the country’s diversity such that no one is segregated or left behind.
Others are to “shift emphasis from consumption to production by running a production-centred economy that is driven by an agrarian revolution and export-oriented industrialisation.
The manifesto partly reads, “Restructure the polity through effective legal and institutional reforms to entrench the rule of law, aggressively fight corruption, reduce cost of governance, and establish an honest and efficient civil service.
“Leapfrog Nigeria into the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), through the application of scientific and technological innovations to create digital economy.
“Build expansive and world-class infrastructure for efficient power supply, rail, road and air transportation, and pipeline network, through integrated public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurial public sector governance.
“Enhance the human capital of Nigerian youth for productivity and global competitiveness through investment in world-class scholarship and research, quality healthcare, and entrepreneurship education. Conduct an afro-centric diplomacy that protects the rights of Nigerian citizens abroad and advance the economic interests of Nigerians and Nigerian businesses in a changing world.”