Watch: Nigerian presidential candidate Peter Obi on his plans to transform Nigeria’s economy | Watch: Nigerian presidential candidate Peter Obi on his plans to transform Nigeria’s economy
Ahead of the 2019 Nigerian presidential election on Saturday, I’m going to ask you what you think of Nigerian politics and politics in Nigeria. I know you’ve got quite an opinion on the matter.
You see, the Nigerian economy has been running into trouble for years now and the reason why it’s been doing so is because of the country’s flawed political institutions. It’s not because the politicians don’t know how to run a country. At the moment, the politicians have more power than their constituents and we all know that this is not the way they would like Nigeria to be governed.
So why are Nigerian politics so bad? And why is Nigeria so poor now? It’s not the food. It’s not bad weather. It’s not the poverty, although that does make it a problem. It’s the fact that Nigeria has been hijacked by a system that is rigged in favour of the political elites. We want to give you a short introduction to the problems that Nigeria has been facing over the years and the solution the candidates are proposing to tackle them.
This issue is one of the key questions that the candidates of the 2019 Nigerian presidential election are facing. It is an important question which the candidates will address and one that the electorate can take into the ballot box on Saturday.
The main issues that the candidates are discussing in this election are on how to rebuild the economy. Nigeria has been mired in recession for the past almost five years now and the economic situation is now so bad that I think it is not just a problem of the economy but it is also a problem of the governance.
At the moment, the economic and financial situation of the country has been heading for a major crisis because we are under the rule of a corrupt, incompetent, and incompetent government. The opposition candidates are saying that the present administration has done nothing to correct the economy; they say that the opposition has nothing to offer but a broken promise.
But let me also tell you this: I don’t believe that the economy is broken. I believe that the present administration has done its best to improve the economy. I am not the only one who says so.