Peter Obi responds to seven deaths in a stampede in Lagos by saying, “It is heartbreaking.”

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The Labour Party’s presidential candidate for 2023, Mr. Peter Obi, has spoken out against the widespread economic misery in the country.

While trying to buy seized rice put on sale by the Nigerian Customs Service to lessen the burden of economic hardship in the country, Obi was reacting to the death of Comfort Adebanjo, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, and six others.

Obi bemoaned the present government’s unfair distribution of finances during his speech at Sunday’s Abuja ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the 2023 presidential election.

Rather of funding the operations of certain large teaching hospitals, he said, more money has been spent on parking lots for politicians.

Regardless of one’s race, language, region, religion, or physical location, the hunger strikes have brought the nation together.

This further proves our point that opportunistic politicians in Nigeria are dividing Nigerians along artificial lines rather than the realities of their daily lives. All of us are now going hungry.

“I was saddened to read yesterday about the large crowd that swarmed the Zonal Office of the Nigerian Customs in Yaba to buy the 25 kg of discounted rice that the Customs Service was offering.

A huge stampede followed, and some people died as a result.

“It is tragic that Nigerians are dying in their pursuit of cheaper food, despite our nation’s abundant resources, as the country faces increasing hunger and starvation,” he remarked.

Expensive remodeling of existing magnificent offices and apartments were among the “wasteful items” that Obi deemed as wasting money.

“Despite all the challenges we’ve faced, our new leaders have chosen to waste a lot of money on pointless things, like ordering costly renovations of offices and residences,” Obi continued.

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