Peter Obi vows to increase electricity or leave presidency

Written by on September 1, 2022

LABOUR Party, LP, Presidential candidate and former Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has vowed to increase electricity generation in Nigeria, or quit as president after his first term.

Obi made the vow, while addressing a packed audience at the prestigious Beverly Hilton Los Angeles flag-off of his US speaking tour.

Obi, who flew in from Toronto, Canada, listed countries that had doubled their power supply in a few years to include Egypt, which he recently went to understudy, and lamented that even the president of South Africa, which produces 50,000 megawatts of electricity, had just declared a state of emergency in the sector for being too little but Nigeria, which produces a paltry 4,000 megawatts for over 200 million people, has not.

He challenged the enthusiastic Nigerians in America to hold him accountable when he comes to power to deliver on what he promised.

Obi, whose speech was interrupted with applause and chants of “Obi” said no one was asking for perfection but at least leaders should show direction and efforts.

Responding to questions as to how he proposed to increase power generation, Obi stated that he discovered that one of the companies responsible for Egypt’s power transformation is present in Nigeria so he decided to investigate why they haven’t replicated similar success.

He said his findings will remain confidential for now, but there was no magic involved in achieving it.

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