Obi promised that his administration would consult with the ASUU leadership to avoid the closure of any colleges while speaking at a state rally in Owerri, Imo State. In addition to working with students, the LP presidential candidate promised to make large investments in agriculture, healthcare, and education.
As he reaffirmed his commitment to creating jobs and shifting the country from consumption to production, Obi added that both he and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, had impeccable academic and public service records.
He continued by saying that citizens of Imo State might start exporting palm seeds if he were to be elected as the country’s next president.
The former governor of Anambra State predicted that rural citizens across the country would experience his administration’s effects if he wins the February 25 presidential election.
Obi said, “If you make me your president and Datti my vice, ASUU won’t go on strike. We will dialogue with them. We will work with the students. The future of any serious country is dependent on its education and health sectors. I will invest hugely in those sectors if you elect us.
“We want to go back to Agriculture. That is why we want to turn Nigeria from consumption to production. We will create jobs and export, export, and export.
“I and Datti are not corrupt. Our records are clean. Datti was a senator, and I was a governor in Anambra. If you want to check my record, go to Anambra State and verify.
“As the governor of Anambra state, I didn’t allocate a plot of land to myself, my wife here, or my children. If you see any land, I allocated to myself or any member of my family, I will quit this race,” he added.