In a posted sighted by THETALK.NG on Vanguard News website, Peter Obi speaks on how He will handle government, power and institutional stability.
“When people get into government and say something changed, it is not true. People get into power and bring out their true character. If you’re determined, you’ll do what is right.
“You can hold me responsible for the actions of our government because we do not have the time to waste and we plan to put together the best and capable set of people, youths, with energy and determination.
It is easy to sit with experts and draft something as a position paper but I opted to speak for myself and I’ve said let the candidates come and speak about what they want to do and not some spokes persons doing the talking. We do not want a situation where somebody will get into Aso Rock and start complaining about what he saw.
“We want to hire the chief executive of Nigeria and that person must come for the interview personally, he must present himself to Nigerians. So, about institutional instability, the government I will be in charge will not be supply-driven, it will be demand-driven. I’m going to return to this LCCI to know what you want; it’s about the people.
In Anambra, I gave my phone number to the prefects of secondary schools and they demanded to have computers in their schools and I supplied them – that is governance. It is not about me.
“We will change government from being public sector-led to becoming private sector-led so we will consult the private sector, we will listen to them. We’ll come out with deliverables that are measurable and the new driver of the Nigerian car must be competent and must be clear about where we are going and not begin to give excuses.
That derives from the certainty of policy, security of lives and property, rule of law and order and I will lead. I will subject myself to Nigerians.
“The issue of waste is at the core of the problem we are facing today. We are going to streamline governance to be responsive, trans-motive and effective. There are plans already there.
” We are not coming as one super entity; the ideas are already there. What we will do is to ensure that they are implemented. What is lacking is the political will to deal with the issues that are affecting people. The political will to follow the rule of law, the political will to have certainty about the operating environment that will attract investment, the political will to deal with the issue of oil theft, for instance. Who is stealing our oil?
“They know. Nobody here can steal oil. For you to steal oil, a ship has to come here and load it and leave. The same goes for corruption. The reason why we are not doing well in the corruption index is because of the same thing. The ability to do the right thing is what I’m offering.”