Peter Obi: If Elected President, I Can Only Dialogue With Agitators Not Bandit.
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), says he will dialogue with agitators if he becomes president.
Speaking on Wednesday when he was interviewed on Arise TV’s ‘Prime Time’, Obi said there is a need to restructure the country but added that constitutional restructuring will take time.
“We need to restructure the country, it is for the good of the country. It will be constitutional restructuring but that will take time. There’s one you need to deal with. You don’t need to wait for that kind of restructure before pulling people out of poverty,” he said.
“To deal with concerns of security, you don’t need to wait for constitutional restructuring. Those will occur, and it is in the best interests of everyone.
Obi said he would not dictate to people as president, but will, instead, encourage dialogue and help society.
“For those who are agitating, and disagreeing, you first start by dialogue. I will talk to everyone, regardless of who they are, so that you will be aware of when to draw a line and say, “We tried this, and it’s not working,” he said.
When asked if he would dialogue with bandits, he said “they are not among people I will discuss with”.
Bandits are bandits, criminals are criminals. I’m going to deal with it decisively,” he said.