Speed up national development, Obi implores Buhari, governors

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Mr Peter Obi

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and the governors have been implored to initiate a quick response to development in Nigeria in all sectors as the nation’s marks 20 straight years of democratic rule. 

In a statement Wednesday, former governor of Anambra State and the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi, beckoned on the newly sworn-in chief executives “to hit the ground running in order to accelerate activities that would position the nation on a path of growth in all sectors.”

The former governor, in the statement signed by his Media Officer, Mr Val Obienyem cautioned that the executives should not “allow the ecstasies of your elevation to becloud your sense of purpose.”

He noted the auspicious nature of the inauguration of the governors at this time as its coincided with 20 years of the practice of democratic governance in the Nigeria.

For Obi, the occasion offered an opportunity to reflect about the direction the country is taking in terms of development and the state of affairs in Nigeria. If a thought is spared, “it will be realized that there is a lot of work to be done in different aspects.

“Our democracy is tottering now and going through a tough time and you all saddled with the task of repairing the chequered democracy. For example, it is regrettable that our electoral processes are still a far cry from what it ought to be and urgent attention is needed to pull the country from the brinks.” 

Charging them further, he stated: “How you start will define how you will continue and probably end.

“You are embarking on a serious journey at a time our country is negative in all indices of development. Our power sector, security, health sector are crying for regeneration. The rate of unemployment rate is alarming.”

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