The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said he would rather die than fail his supporters.
Speaking in Lagos on Monday, Obi spoke of his supporters, saying, “I did not know many of them, but I vow not to disappoint them.
“I am determined not to fail them. I would rather die than fail them. I am going to serve them,” he stressed.
He went on to state that most of Nigeria’s challenges can be turned around with the right leadership.
This he believes he can do by turning the country from consumption to production.
Obi, who spoke at the Editors Forum, an initiative of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, said that the nation was going through many challenges mainly because it was a consuming instead of a producing country.
Listing three challenges to include unemployment, poverty, criminality and insecurity, Obi said production would solve them.
“We cannot have that number of people living in poverty and not have criminality, banditry and so on.
“We must remove sharing formula and replace it with the production formula,” he said.