The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has reacted to the security advisory issued by the United States Embassy to its citizens in Nigeria.
Obi in an interview on Arise TV on Monday morning, however, declined to state how he intends to curb insecurity in the country should he win the presidential election in 2023.
The former Anambra governor said even if they put a gun to his head, he won’t reveal the details of how he intends to handle Nigeria’s security challenges because if he says it, it won’t work out.
He added that as the commander-in-chief, he will deal decisively with the insecurity ravaging the country.
“Even with a gun on my head, I can’t give you details of what I’m going to do in the issue of insecurity but I’m going to be commander-in-chief, I will deal with it decisively. I can’t tell you how I am going to deal with it because if I tell you, then it won’t work.”
Speaking on how integral adequate security is to a nation, Obi said, “Yes, I said my first responsibility in this country is to secure lives and property; it is the most critical thing because unless you do it, nobody will invest. The farmers can’t go to farm so there’s no food production, there’s nothing that will happen without security.”
Obi said even the US does not publicly disclose how it intends to handle some of its security challenges.
“Not even America, all the things that have followed America even when they were going in Baghdad and everything, they were just saying they would attack massively and decisively, they never gave us how they were going to do it that night. How can I tell you inch by inch what we are going to do?” he asked.
He added that anyone found wanting in his cabinet will be sacked.
“I will be in charge, I will be the commander in chief and I have said in security, we will be responsive and responsible. That means, whatever happens, we will deal with it decisively and somebody has to be responsible. If you’re not doing it, you are out we are not going to wait.
“I said we’re not going to wait, go and ask those who work with me, you either deliver or you go, you can’t just stay when things are not working,” he added.
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