Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant Peter Obi has said he will revamp the Nigerian economy with his experience as a trader.
“I can fix this country by having a background as a trader, operating in business and being a governor among other backgrounds,” he said.
Obi made the statement on Tuesday in Abakaliki while addressing reporters during his consultation with PDP loyalists in Ebonyi.
He said Nigerians should stop looking for consensus candidates and look for “problem solvers” as presidential material for 2023.
“Nigerians want a person who will start solving the myriad problems facing the country.
“It’s not a question of delegates because those who have a large number of delegates are always affected by the problems of the nation,” he said.
Obi stressed that the sentiment of consensus candidates should not be given prominence at this stage in the country’s political history.
He said a candidate’s geopolitical zone should also not boil down to “what Nigeria needs is to save the country”.
“It is important to consider where people come from in a diverse country like ours for reasons of fairness.
“The country, however, needs someone now who will start creating wealth to make the economy viable.”
He clarified questions regarding his previous support for his aspirant, Abubakar, whom he described as a unifier.
“The PDP has credible aspirants who can lead the country and solve its problems,” Obi said.