Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has called on the government to live up to his statutory responsibility and avert socio-economic incidents that would cause stress to Nigerians.
The former Anambra governor lamented that Nigerians have been left groping around in darkness without electricity.
Peter Obi made the call in a series of tweets on Thursday while reacting to the recent collapse of the national grid.
Hez News reports that the national grid crashed to zero megawatts for the umpteenth time on Wednesday after it developed a fault.
A similar collapse occurred on June 12 and 20 days after the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) activated a partial contract order for the Nigerian electricity market to guarantee 5,000MW and at least 4,000MW.
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The grid went blank for the fifth time in 2022 at about noon on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday said restoration of the national grid is almost completed following its collapse on Wednesday.
Reacting to the development, Obi wrote on Twitter: “Reports that the national power grid has collapsed for the 6th time in 7 months is alarming. Once again, many Nigerians have been left groping around in darkness without electricity.
“Such negative parameters are not only benchmarks for governance failure but a compelling catalyst for a leadership change.
“Moreover, in a nation where many go to bed hungry, and national bakers going on strike is indicative of the high-stress level in both the productive realm of our economy and quality of life.
“Also, for bread, one of the basic and affordable daily sustenance of the average Nigerian, to become unavailable translates to a national crisis.
“Government must live up to its statutory responsibilities to avert socio-economic incidents that induce extreme shock and stress on the national population.”
Peter Obi’s Response To Kwankwaso
Dear Kwankwaso My friend.
I read your statement concerning me and your position concerning the upcoming election.
The fact is that I have no link with Ipob which they’ve already stated in their press release. But you must understand that Ipob activities were a result of the failure of our Government both at the state and federal levels.
If we’ve done the right thing knowing fully well about our experience, I don’t think there would be anything like IPOB!.
Again, if I’m to rate you or any other candidates from the north based on Boko Haram, Bandits, and others who are ravaging the north for over a decade now, it won’t be nice, I guess! We should be talking about solving problems facing our country not blame games!