The former Governor of Anambra State and the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election, Peter Obi, has urged politicians to take their minds away from 2023 poll for now.
He enjoined his fellow politicians to put all their focus on how to rescue Nigerian economy from murky waters.
According to the PDP chieftain, rescuing Nigerian economy from doldrums is more important than political activities.
Obi rapped President Muhammadu Buhari administration over the knuckles 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 in that problem. The politicians, the class where I belong, should do more seriously, across party lines, to be able 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.