Forget about 2023 election, current recession worse than 2016 – Peter Obi

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Mr. Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party’s vice-presidential candidate of the last election, has called on his fellow politicians to put issues of 2023 aside and focus on how to rescue the country from the current economic crisis.

Peter Obi said that solving Nigeria’s economic crisis was more important than political permutations geared towards the 2023 general elections.

He further stated during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, insisting that the 2023 election has no impact on people’s current livelihoods.

The former Governor of Anambra State said the monies borrowed by this current administration were not properly put to use, blaming the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for not adequately preparing Nigerians for the impact of COVID-19.

“Every other country is discussing the recession and how to pull their people out of poverty,” Obi said.

“So what we should do now is to concentrate on the monetary and fiscal policies to start pulling people out of poverty.

“If you see what happened with recent protests, you could see that we are heading into a problem.

 “And I want our energy to be concentrated on that problem. The politicians, the class where I belong, should do more seriously, across party lines, to arrest the situation before it gets out of hand.

“For me, it is in discussing how do we put food on people’s table? Elections will come, and we can see how to select the best. But let’s deal with the recession we have just entered before 2023.”

“The cost of governance is not acceptable.

“There is too much waste. This recession is going to be worse than in 2016 because the monies we borrowed then were not properly invested,” Obi added.

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