Atiku, Obi and Shettima at the NBA Conference
BreakingHighlightTrending Story

Atiku, Obi at NBA conference, unveil  agendas, Tinubu absent

364

PDP and Labour Party Presidential candidates — Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi — APC Vice- Presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, on Monday in Lagos outlined their agendas for 2023 polls at the 62nd annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

For the People’s Democratic Party’s Atiku, he intends to a government of national unity. According to him, this is imperative for tackling the myriads of problem confronting the nation.

The topic of the panel discussion is,  “Bold Transitions on the 21st Century Nigeria”.

The former Vice-President decried what he called the present poor state of the country and the negative indices associated with Nigeria ranging from disunity, insecurity, high unemployment to abject poverty.

“What is paramount now is how to tackle these anomalies,” Atiku said as he called for an experienced hand to take over and rescue the nation from total collapse.

According to him, he has the required vast experience in governance, having been in the democratic struggle in the country for a long time since the days of the military.

He said national unity can again be achieved by giving every part of the country a high sense of belonging and forming a government of national unity.

“Nigeria needs a bold man with experience that would make the country’s economy, arts, and culture, sports, security, education others work effectively.

“Since the return of democracy in 1998/99, Nigeria has never found itself in such a very critical point in our history.

“Today, we have had all the negative indices. Today, we are all disunited in the nation. We have never experienced this level of poverty. We have never experienced this state of insecurity. We have never experienced this level of unemployment.

“This is where history and experience beckon on us to make sure that we don’t get it wrong at this point in time otherwise if we get it wrong. I don’t know when we will ever get it right,” Atiku said.

On his part, the running mate of APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s who was conspicuously absent, Sen. Kashim Shettima, advised Nigerians to vote for the candidate that has the capacity to turn Nigeria around for good.

“Nigerians have the capability to see through the worn-out rhetoric and sophistry of pretentious politicians. Nigerians should follow the man wey know the road.

“From day one, we will hit the ground running. We will promptly address the issues of the economy, ecology, and security.

“And we have the antecedents. I built some of the best schools in Nigeria. Go to Borno and see wonders; you will never believe that it is a state in a state of war.

“So, we are going to replicate our achievements in Lagos, in Borno and some of the frontline states so that our nation will be a better place. The fundamental issue is pure leadership,” Shettima said.

Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Obi, said investment in tangible assets such as education and power are critical for economic revival.

Outlining the important areas Nigeria must tackle, he said: “What we need to do is the most important assets; security, law and order, provide conducive environment to attract investors, education and power. the economy is driven by these assets.

“The elections we are going to have next year will not be about tribe nor religion, not connections, not entitlements, it must be elections about character, competence, capacity and solutions to deliver.”

Read Also: On IPI Nigeria’s intervention, NBC suspends shutdown of 53 TV, radio stations 

Leave a comment

Related Articles

Ogun begins sale of rice at discounted prices to workers

Ogun State Government has commenced sale of rice to its workforce as...

NFF debunks appointing Amunike as Super Eagles coach

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has described as fake news that it...

Kidnapped RCCG pastor rescued, says Oyo Govt.

The Oyo State Government announced the safe rescue of Pastor Olugbenga Olawore...

APC declares Ondo governorship primary inconclusive

In Ondo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2024 Governorship Primary Committee...

In a rebuttal, NUSA tells South African Police Nigerians didn’t attack police, damage properties

Contrary to claims by the South African Police Service (SAPS), the Nigeria...

Ondo gov. primary: Commissioner assaults senior journalist, damages his phone

  …..NUJ calls his action as barbaric and unacceptable The Ondo State...

Ondo APC guber primary: 171,922 delegates elect candidate out of 16 aspirants

No fewer than 171,922 accredited delegates are voting in Saturday’s All Progressives...

Tinubu appoints Emomotimi Agama as SEC DG

Mr. Emomotimi Agama has been appointed the Director-General of the Stock Exchange...

Driver nabbed for slaughtering 80-year-old boss, wife in their Abuja apartment

Pa Adebola Ezekiel, an 80-year-old man, and his wife, Abiodun Ezekiel, have...

NNPC Ltd., First E&P, achieve 20,000 bpd production at OML 85

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) and its joint venture...

Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority invests $500m in infrastructure

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) says it has invested over $500...

Breaking: N300m laundering charge: FCT High Court discharges, acquits ex-AGF Adoke

After a seven-year trial, Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court...

Latest on Yahaya Bello: Police I-G Egbetokun withdraws policemen attached to ex-governor

Following former Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello’s refusal to surrender to security agencies...

NNPC Ltd., partners donate 2,300-seat ultra-modern library to Niger Delta University

In its bid to create a conducive learning environment and create access...

Sports Minister affirms Nigeria’s readiness for Paris 2024 Olympics

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, has restated the ministry’s...

Kidnapping, terrorism: Ogun Gov. Abiodun donates drones, 25 patrol vehicles to police, other security agencies

Police I-G, Egbetokun, in Abeokuta to receive them, says Ogun remains the...

Tinubu wittingly picked Northerners to occupy significant positions in his govt – Ribadu

The National Security Adviser, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, has said that President Bola...

Alleged N80bln fraud: EFCC declares ex-Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared former Kogi Gov....

NPA secures $700m facility from Citibank for Apapa, Tin-Can Ports rehabilitation – MD

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has negotiated a loan of $700million from...

Arrest parents found near UTME CBT centres during UTME – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed all Computer-Based Test...