Good political process, rather than protests, is more effective in combating the leadership failure currently bedeviling the country this is according to the former governor Anambra state, Peter Obi.
Obi made this statement during recent South East Edition of the PDP National Youth Summit held in Awka, Anambra State.
He told the youths not to stand aside and wish away the woes befalling the country or engage in violent protests, but to be actively involved in nation building.
Obi lamented that the country is getting worse by the day and the youth, whose dreams are constantly truncated and their future made bleak, remain the major victims of Nigeria’s bad governance.
He said: “Recent World Bank report shows that due to the double impact of COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession in the country, about 11 million Nigerians will slip into poverty, out of which eight million are youths.
“When these are added to the 98 million people already living in poverty, then we have an unimaginable problem on our table.
“It is the duty of everyone, especially the youths, to unite and install a government that will reverse the collapse of the nation’s economy.”
Obi further stated that PDP had remained committed to the development of the nation.
“Between 2015 till now, Nigeria has borrowed over $80 billion, while currently growing at -6 per cent.
“This is not the time for protests, but for going back to the grassroots and educating everybody on the need to vote in a government that is capable of saving the economy from further collapse and turning it around for the better.”