Labour Party presidential campaign team has finally released its manifesto detailing plans for rebuilding the country by tackling the leadership, security, and economic challenges rocking Nigeria.
The 72-page manifesto titled “It’s POssible: Our Pact with Nigerians,” was released on Saturday.
The party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, who announced the release of the manifesto through his verified Twitter handle on Sunday morning, wrote, “I have the honour to present our 72-page Manifesto, titled, ‘It’s POssible: Our Pact with Nigerians.’ This Manifesto, its overarching and visionary policy planks, lay out our mission focus and mandate for securing, uniting and making Nigeria productive.”
He urged members of the public to read the document which is like a blueprint of his administration.
The document came after a long wait for it by Nigerians who want to see and know what plans Obi and his running mate, Dr. Yusuf Baba-Ahmed Datti have them aside their campaign messages delivered at different fora so far.
The Obi-Datti campaign team wrote in the manifesto that its commitment would be to offer honest and competent leadership to deliver on its seven governance priorities which include security, shifting emphasis from consumption to production, institutional reforms to stamp out corruption, industrial revolution, infrastructural development, human capital development, and robust foreign policy that is Africa-centred.
Reading further the document the Obi-Datti team wrote that part of its action plans are to:
“To secure Nigeria, end banditry and insurgency, and unite our dear nation, to manage our diversity such that no one is left behind.
“Shift emphasis from consumption to production by running a production-centered economy that is driven by an agrarian revolution and export-oriented industrialization.
“Restructure the polity through effective legal and institutional reforms to entrench the rule of law, aggressively fight corruption, reduce cost of governance, and establish an honest and efficient civil service.
“Leapfrog Nigeria into the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), through the application of scientific and technological innovations to create a digital economy.
“Build expansive and world-class infrastructure for efficient power supply, rail, road and air transportation, and pipeline network, through integrated public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurial public sector governance.
“Enhance the human capital of Nigerian youths for productivity and global competitiveness through investment in world-class scholarship and research, quality healthcare, and entrepreneurship education.
“Conduct an afro-centric diplomacy that protects the rights of Nigerian citizens abroad and advances the economic interests of Nigerians and Nigerian businesses in a changing world.”
On the quest for a new Nigeria, the team further indicated in the document that its vision is to have “a secure, united and prosperous Nigeri that works for everyone and that realises the hope of black people of the world.”
The team further promised to run a government of national unity that would bring together, all competent, honest, and diligent Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic or political affiliations for the task of rebuilding the country.
“The new Nigeria we build will be truly ‘one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity’ where ‘peace and justice shall reign,” it added.