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You need to work together, Peter Obi tells South East governors

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You need to work together, Peter Obi tells South East governors

Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential candidate in 2023, has reiterated his call for South East Governors to collaborate, emphasizing that such unity is crucial for the region’s development.

Obi made this statement at Jesuit College in Port Harcourt while responding to a question seeking clarification on his previous day’s call for the South-East Governors to work together.

Meanwhile, South East governors, alongside other stakeholders of the zone met in Enugu on Tuesday.

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Obi highlighted that the entire country faces diverse challenges, including his own South-East zone. He expressed his desire for all regions to work collectively for the progress of their respective areas, thereby contributing to the overall development of Nigeria.

“In the case of the South-East,” Obi said, “the problems, like elsewhere, are many. However, security is the most pressing issue. I again urge the Governors to work as a family, especially now towards solving this problem, because working in isolation will achieve less and consume more resources.”

Obi emphasized that now is the time for the Governors to collaborate among themselves, working towards becoming collective champions. He suggested they engage with one another and even seek insights from former governors to share experiences. This approach, he argued, is more effective than striving to be individual champions and failing in such selfish pursuits.

It will be recalled that Obi expressed similar sentiments while speaking to journalists in Onitsha on Saturday, where he stated: “I thank the government for their efforts so far, but there is a need to do more. All leaders must come together to join hands and fight this. In the South-East, the governors need to unite to tackle these challenges effectively.

“Even in economic matters, I want to see the South-East governors work more closely. We need them to come together and also engage other groups in the zone for comprehensive development.”

 

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