The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has promised to end inefficiency and transactional policies in government if elected President come next month.
Obi made this pledge when he appeared as a guest at the British international Policy institute, Chatham House, London.
He said with him as President and Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as Vice President, Nigeria will dismantle inefficiency and eliminate transactional policies that breed corruption in government.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Obi-Datti Media Office, in Abuja.
According to the statement, Obi who took over 15 questions from the audience after his elucidating paper on various sectors said they will dismantle the structure of criminality which they have been using to hold the country.
He was quoted as saying, “there will be no sacred cow” under the Obi-Datti administration, the Labour Party Presidential candidate said that “our objective is to dismantle these structures of criminality and enthrone competence, character, and capability so that talents and ideas can flourish.”
Speaking on how he intends to cope with possibly having a National Assembly that may be dominated by other parties, Obi recalled that he went through such experience as Governor of Anambra state when none of the 30 members of the State of Assembly came from his political party, adding that what he needed to navigate such case is to do the right thing, avoid nepotism and transactional policies because even the parliamentarians desire good governance.
Responding to a question on the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and why he has not condemned them, Obi said that for him and many other reasonable Nigerians including Igbos, the Biafra war ended 53 years ago. But he is not oblivious to the agitators’ demands for justice.
Obi also said, “we are going to look into the issue of justice and marginalization which some of them are hinging their grievances.