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Peter Obi visits Abuja’s IDP camp, promises to fight insecurity


The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Sunday visited the Wassa IDP camp located in the Apo Resettlement Area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and restated his pledge to tackle insecurity.

The IDP camp houses over six thousand persons, mostly from the North-East and North-West regions.

The camp is bereft of basic life amenities such as a standard basic healthcare centre, and school among others.

Obi said his visit to the camp is not to campaign but to spend the first day of the New Year with the people and ascertain their condition of living.

He expressed dissatisfaction at the deplorable state in which he met the displaced persons.

According to him, Nigerians should not be displaced in their fatherland and be left to wallow in poverty, reiterating his position that if there are IDP camps in Nigeria, then Nigeria itself is an IDP camp.

The former Anambra State governor promised to deal decisively with insecurity if elected President of Nigeria in 2023.

He donated food items to the Wassa IDP Camp and cash of N1.5 million.

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