Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, says he will dialogue with every agitating group in Nigeria if elected president in the 2023 election.
Presently, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South-east and the Yoruba Nation agitators in the South-west are agitating for a breakaway from Nigeria.
“There’s agitation all over Nigeria. The first question you will ask yourself is, why the agitations? Why were no agitations years back? What happened suddenly?
“I will dialogue. I will negotiate. I will plead with all agitators for us to be one family. And start solving it by doing things based on justice. It is injustice and unfairness that bring all these.
“There is agitation even in my house. If I do things wrongly my wife will agitate. That is why you negotiate and beg people. You don’t solve all these things by confrontation,” Mr Obi said in a video published by Njenje Media TV.
Agitation for breakaway in the regions of South-east and South-west, predominated by the Igbos and Yorubas respectively, has heightened in recent times.
A former Anambra governor, Mr Obi has garnered huge support across the country since he threw his hat into the ring on the platform of the LP.
Mr Obi, a frugal personality who is perceived as a better alternative to other candidates, is campaigning on making Nigeria a production economy and cutting the cost of governance.
He is up against Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar and a host of other candidates.