By Mustapha Yauri
Zaria (Kaduna State)
Feb. 20, 2023
Mr. Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP), has pledged to mitigate the unemployment rate among youths through provision of skillful labour if elected president of Nigeria.
Obi stated this when he led his Vice, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed on a courtesy visit to the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Bamalli, in Zaria on Monday.
The presidential candidate also pledged to harness the huge potential of the north’s fertile land through better agricultural policies.
He assured Nigerians that one of his priorities would be the provision of all needed support to revive agricultural potentials for self-employment.
Obi also pledged to revive industrial outfits that had been deliberately collapsed in Kaduna and Kano as the commercial nerve centres of the north.
He frowned at divisive politics engaged in by some politicians, stressing that time had come when Nigerians would no longer be deceived to vote along ethnic, sectional and religious lines.
Earlier, Vice presidential candidate, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, said the visit was a home coming as he was an illustrious son of Zaria.
Baba Ahmed enjoined the electorate to massively vote for the party to shift Nigeria from consumption to a productive nation.
Ibrahim-Sidi Bamalli, LP Senatorial Candidate, denied reports attributed to a legislative candidate in Kano State that candidates contesting for National Assembly in the North West Zone had defected from the Labour Party.
Bamalli said the purported report was not only false but baseless and misleading.
Responding, the Emir of Zazzau, Mallam Ahmed Bamalli, tasked politicians to play the game according to the rules.
He urged them to sensitise their supporters to the need for peaceful and hitch-free conduct of the 2023 election.