As President, I’d Dialogue With Agitators, But Not Bandits - Peter Obi

Date: 29-09-2022 1:07 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has revealed that he will dialogue with agitators if he wins the elections and becomes president. Speaking on Wednesday when he was interviewed on Arise TV’s ‘Prime Time’, Obi said there is a need to restructure the country but added that constitutional restructuring will take time.

“We need to restructure the country, it is for the good of the country. It will be constitutional restructuring but that will take time. There’s one you need to deal with. You don’t need to wait for that kind of restructure before pulling people out of poverty,” he said. “To deal with issues of security, you don’t need to wait for constitutional restructuring.  Those ones will happen and it for the interests of the whole nation.”

Obi said he would not dictate to people as president, but will, instead, encourage dialogue and help society.

“For those who are agitating, and disagreeing, you first start by dialogue. No matter who they are, I will discuss with everybody so that you will know when to throw a line and say we’ve tried this and it’s not working,” he said.

When asked if he would dialogue with bandits, he said “they are not among people I will discuss with”. “Bandits are bandits, criminals are criminals. I’m going to deal with it decisively,” he said. “Those who want to be discussed with will be discussed with. Those who are agitating, those who feel unhappy, my job is to bring them to the table.”

Political parties officially kicked off their campaigns on Wednesday, September 28, ahead of the 2023 general election. Members of the LP kickstarted their campaign activities with a mega rally in Jos, the Plateau state capital.


Posted: at 29-09-2022 01:07 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 29-09-2022 01:13 PM (1 month ago)
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easy to say Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 29-09-2022 01:13 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- kp45 at 29-09-2022 01:28 PM (1 month ago)
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 Cool
Posted: at 29-09-2022 01:28 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- Goldtime at 29-09-2022 03:06 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 29-09-2022 01:13 PM
easy to say Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Easy to do if there’s the political will and the patriotism will to engage constructively. Nigerian need an ideologist as a president and not an highly educated illiterate.The know-how is the key to nation building
Posted: at 29-09-2022 03:06 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kidfreshfunmi at 29-09-2022 04:27 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Goldtime on 29-09-2022 03:06 PM
Easy to do if there’s the political will and the patriotism will to engage constructively. Nigerian need an ideologist as a president and not an highly educated illiterate.The know-how is the key to nation building
Agitators - understandable. Bandits: Criminals - They're different category altogether. No amount of "Ideology" is going to change their disposition to commit crime - even in a peaceful economic environment. Big difference.
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- Kidfreshfunmi at 29-09-2022 04:30 PM (1 month ago)
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"When asked if he would dialogue with bandits, he said “they are not among people I will discuss with”. “Bandits are bandits, criminals are criminals."
- Not more need being said!.....
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