The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has assured Nigerians that the issue of animals swallowing millions of naira will never happen under his administration if he is elected president.
He shared this on Friday, January 27 while addressing students of the University of Abuja during a town hall meeting in the school.
Obi brought up a past incident that happened during the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari when a JAMB official claimed that a snake swallowed N36 million.
The former governor declared that if any official of the government made such a claim while he was president, the snake must be located and made to spit out the money.
The LP flagbearer informed the crowd that leaders who can pinpoint the nation’s issues will be able to guide the populace toward the new Nigeria they desire.
In his words;
“If I dare hear anyone say a snake swallowed money in my regime as President, we must look for that snake to vomit all the money
I assure you that a new Nigeria is possible and that new Nigeria will be made possible by leaders who understand what the problem is. This election that is coming ought not to be based on ethnicity. If you are from the North and anybody says vote for me because I am from the North, tell him that the poorest people are from the North.
They haven’t solved for years, in fact, it is unsecured. They have voted North since but what did they do? They used the controversies to ride to power. South-East is the same thing, poor people are everywhere. So please, it is not about ethnicity”.
Obi also expressed concern about the northern region’s failure to realize its great potentials, noting that nine out of the country’s ten poorest states are located there despite the region’s abundance of agricultural land, which could ensure that Nigeria not only feeds itself as a nation but also exports agricultural goods to earn foreign exchange.