A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday said Nigeria did not need wealth consumers as leaders.
The former Anambra State governor, who spoke in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, during a consultative meeting with the state chapter of the PDP, said Nigeria required wealth creators.
Obi said the era of sharing the country’s resources in the guise of politics was over, adding that there was nothing to share anymore.
He said the nation needed another group of leaders who must emerge to produce resources to take care of the next generation.
Obi listed key areas to tackle in the economy such as education, security, power generation and manufacturing to reposition the nation for greater heights.
He said: “My mission is to create a change Nigeria from consumption to production and from wealth sharing to wealth creation.
“The cake we are sharing now has finished. What we need to do now is to bake more cakes. There is no more cake to share anymore. And those cakes we are going to bake are not for sharing.
“We will have a new system where the teeming unemployed youths are given a future. They are going to be driving the process. So, there is no need to share. Consuming is finished, we are now talking about production .
“The new Nigeria will be creating and producing not the Nigeria where people are sharing money.”
Obi mentioned inability to control the economy and insecurity as factors that contributed to a failed state, saying the time to rescue Nigeria is now.
He urged Akwa Ibom delegates to vote with the future of their children in mind, not the personality of any candidate and ethnic consideration.