Obi said this while speaking to party supporters at the IBB Square in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Wednesday.
He urged his followers and Nigerians to hold him accountable for whatever promises he makes after winning the 2023 election, saying he will not back down.
If I Become President, Hold Me Responsible of My Promises – Peter Obi Challenge Nigerians
“We will secure and bring peace to Benue State. Those who want to go back to their villages will go back. Those who want to go back to their farms will go, and we will support them. Our government is about securing Nigeria. We will ensure that we restructure the entire security infrastructure in Nigeria, and we will give them all the moral support.
The former Anambra State Governor also pledged that his party will get Nigeria out of its current crisis and get things back on track.
Peter Obi bemoaned the country’s and state’s backwardness and expressed hope that his administration, if granted the mandate, would alter things for the better.
He said, “We will secure Nigeria and bring peace to Benue, and we will ensure that Benue works. I know what is happening in Benue; somebody said Benue is a civil servant, but to me, Benue is one and a half times bigger than Israel, and we will make the state viable as Israel under my watch. We will make Benue create wealth because we want our youths to be self reliant and our government will be for youths and women.
“The way River Nile is to Egypt is how Rivers Niger and Benue ought to be to Nigeria, so if we are given the mandate, we will dredge both Niger and Benue rivers.”