2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: PDP, APC, LP Present Plans For Securing Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Labour Party (LP), on Thursday, reeled out their security plans to Nigerians ahead of the February 25, 2023, Presidential Election.

The parties unveiled the respective plans at the “Youth Presidential Debate” organised by the Atiku Youth World Outreach, which held in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the debate was tagged “Beyond Politics: For Love of Country”.

Onoja Ilemona, who spoke on behalf of the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said that, if elected, the party would tackle the insecurity that had continued to bedevil the country.

Ilemona said: “Our candidate has a five-step plan to improve the security of Nigeria. These plans include increasing the number of our gallant men and women because they are insufficient currently.

“We will improve inter-agency cohesion, combat the free flow of light weapons and ammunition, and ensure better funding of security agencies.”

Ilemona further called on the electorate to vote for Atiku who he described as a man who would emancipate Nigeria from poverty.

“Atiku is the only candidate who has been involved in wealth creation, wealth generation and job creation at the national level,” he declared.

He said that the administration would grow the economy by improving private sector participation in business.

“The Nigerian economy has been stagnant over the course of time because there is no enough private sector participation.

“Government has no business in business. Leave the business to private sector participants.

“This will curb government waste and create private sector creativity and ingenuity in business.”

Mr. Olufemi Ibitoye, the spokesperson for APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, said that the former Lagos State Governor’s administration would deploy the use of effective technology in securing the country.

“Information is key in fighting insecurity,” Ibitoye said.

He also said that the party would ensure that the National Assembly amended the Criminal Justice System Act, to tackle cases of injustice.

According to Ibitoye, Tinubu is the best candidate for the country, adding that; “we cannot leave Nigeria to someone who has got no experience at the high level.

“Tinubu is someone who will get the job done. He has done it before, and he will do it again. He is the architect of modern Lagos. He will build the economic bridge of Nigeria.”

LP representative, Ogbeide Ifaluyi-Isibor, said that leadership failure was the cause of insecurity in the country.

To that effect, he said that a sustainable way of fighting insecurity was ending poverty.

“Peter Obi will bring fair leadership where everybody will feel loved. This is what is needed to solve insecurity.

“Our candidate, Obi, will ensure that the youths are employed which will reduce the high rate of poverty,” he said.

He also said that the Nigeria Police was the most underpaid security agency in the country, noting that the LP would work towards better remuneration for the police.

Ifaluyi-Isibor further said that Nigeria’s inability, as a nation, to elect and select good leaders that understood the problems and had solutions, “has been our greatest dilemma”.

“This is why we have been below our economic and moral level; we have people in authority that have no idea how to govern.

“But there is a new hope today in Nigeria; there is one man (Peter Obi), who has engineered a regeneration of consciousness in the mind of the people.

“He has given us a ray of hope that tomorrow will be better than today. There is a redemption song in the hearts of Nigerians circled around Obi.

“He has demonstrated unparalleled competence,” Ifaluyi-Isibor said.

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