Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has said the fuel subsidy being paid by the Federal government is criminal.
He declared that he would put an end to the petrol subsidy.
The former Anambra Governor spoke at the Labour Party and Coalition for Peter Obi leadership summit in Abuja on Thursday.
Obi said in 2023, Nigerians would no longer allow “drivers that don’t know where we are going” to lead the country. According to him, nobody knows where the country is heading.
“Going forward, we must look for ways to move Nigeria beyond oil.
“We must end this criminality called ‘oil subsidy’.
“There is a staggering level of corruption. Our universities have remained closed for over five months. While our healthcare system is comatose, power generation and distribution are also at an all-time low.
“Our job is to take power from those who have it and give it back to you. We have a country called Nigeria but we don’t have Nigerians. What we want to do is to create Nigerians.
“The only way to create Nigerians is to make people have hope in Nigeria
.“The only thing that is lacking in this country is leadership. And that is what we intend to provide. We are not trying to do something else. Leadership is what Datti and I want to provide. We are not looking for anything.”