The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi, has held an interactive town hall session with Nigerians living in Canada.
The meeting was held at Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites, Mississauga, Ontario on Sunday with the theme: “Positive impact of the Diaspora on the growth and development of Nigeria.”
In a series of tweets via his Twitter page on Monday, Obi said bad leadership has seriously damaged Nigeria, stressing that Nigerians must rescue the country and end bad governance.
The former Anambra State Governor asserted that the objective of his presidency is to move the country from consumption to production.
Obi, however, expressed his appreciation to the Peter Obi Nigerian Canadian Interest Groups, and the local organising committee for organising the event.
He wrote: “It feels good to be in Toronto, Canada. I am very grateful to the Peter Obi Nigerian Canadian Interest Groups, and the local organising committee that put this event together.
“Bad leadership has seriously damaged Nigeria; we must rescue our country and end bad governance.
“Nigerian Diaspora represent a broad segment of Nigeria’s human development capital. With that population, the Diaspora family has the capacity to catapult any nation to greatness.
“The Nigeria Diaspora has the capacity, and therefore must have a commensurate voice. By the 2027 elections, Nigeria Diaspora must have a voice via absentee ballots.
“Our vision and mission are to give full expression to our democracy by moving our country from consumption to production.
“In transforming the economy, we intend to make it more productive, thus creating employment and prosperity for millions of youths, reducing poverty in the land, and addressing issues of criminality and insecurity.
“We will aggressively pursue human capital development in the education and health sectors with available resources while striving to adopt best global practices.
“We will have zero tolerance for corruption and will cut the cost of governance. Total commitment to transparency and accountability in government business is the only credible way to achieve limited to zero corruption.
“We will pursue intangible assets of good governance, rule of law, security of lives and properties, through an aggressive increase in personnel and equipment, and inclusive training of operatives in our security agencies.
“We will emphasize patriotism, national interest and national morale, quality of governance, political will and character as complementary to others. We will ensure that we have these assets in place and stress asset optimization.
“We intend to lay special emphasis on critical infrastructures, especially Power, to ensure a clear measurable increase of today’s generation, transmission & distribution by 200% within the shortest possible time, through a public-private partnership.
“We will aggressively pursue increased contribution of ICT to overall economic growth & national development.
“Africa will remain the centrepiece of our foreign policy. We will improve Nigeria’s diplomatic sphere of influence via peacekeeping, trade, and investment initiatives.“
This article was originally published on Naija News