The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has said he will step down as President if he fails to increase electricity generation if he wins in 2023.
Obi made the vow while addressing his supporters at the Beverly Hilton Los Angeles flag-off during his US speaking tour.
The LP flag bearer listed countries that had doubled their power supply in a few years to include Egypt, which he recently went to understudy.
He lamented that even the president of South Africa, which produces 50,000 megawatts of electricity, had just declared a state of emergency in the sector for being too little but Nigeria, which produces a paltry 4,000 megawatts for over 200 million people, has not.
“I will increase power generation in four years. This is not a guarantee. I am saying if I don’t do it, I will leave the office,” Obi said.
The former governor of Anambra state condemned the fact that no one was held accountable, insisting that when they entered office, they reneged on what they had promised, claiming they didn’t know what it entailed.
He added that “in Nigeria, people don’t do what is expected; people do what is inspected!”
He called on Nigerians in America to hold him accountable if he reneges on any of his promises