Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has told Nigerian students not to worry about Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike anymore as there will be no more strike once he is voted into office.
The former Anambra state Governor said this on Thursday, Jan. 12th 2023, during a town hall meeting with UNN students and dignitaries at Ekpo Ref. hall in the campus.
Obi stated that if he is allowed to serve the country, a four year course will be four years, stating that there will be no more striking and students will enjoy their educational privileges. He implored the students to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to vote him into power so as to make it a realisation.
The LP flagbearer also alluded to his time as a governor of Anambra state, saying that when he had ASUU strike during his tenure, he met with them and assured them that the strike will be a thing of the past and will not happen again. He went on to state that, “we cannot afford to bear constant striking in our universities, it must end.” He made it known that if every student massively cast their vote , he would move the country from consumption to production.
State Labor Party members also came en masse for the event. Part of the notable dignitaries that graced the gathering were, Hon. Mark, Chidi Obetta, Kenneth Okonkwo – veteran Nollywood actor, Aisha Yusufu- a human rights activist, lecturers, and many others.
Obi made it known that he is a Super lion from the institution between 1980 and 1984, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. “Even the current Vice-chancellor and the Deputy Vice-chancellor today, happens to be my schoolmates. We came into university the same year and left the same year. “The people I went to school with, I can still see them here today — my seniors and my juniors. How come we now have people who do not have classmates?”