Omoyele Sowore, the presidential standard bearer of the African Action Congress, on Friday night claimed that ex-Anambra governor, Peter Gregory Obi, didn’t build any schools, industries or power stations in the state he governed for two terms of eight years. He said.
“He is not new to the rotten system. Somebody who was eight years as a governor of a state. We can be emotional about it but that is the truth. He didn’t build any schools. He didn’t build any industry. He didn’t have a power station. He is not my kind of progressive.”
While he was featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Sowore said Mr. Obi did not record infrastructural developments success stories as it is being currently circulated on various social media platforms.
He went further to say the Labour Party presidential flag bearer is not a progressive politicians because he was part of the old system having defected from one party to another – from the Peoples Democratic Party to All Progressives Grand Alliance, came back to the Peoples Democratic Party, and now in the Labour Party.
Mr. Obi, the billionaire businessman savvy turned politician, is also among the top three presidentail candidates vying to take over the mantle of leadership of Nigeria upon expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure of eight years, and many Nigerians are already keeping their fingers crossed to see who emerges among the strongest presidential standard bearers.
Mr Sowore, on the other hand, is contesting for the post of the president of Nigeria for a record second time having polled total votes of 33,000 votes under the platform of African Action Congress in contrast to Obi’s Labour Party of 5,000 votes in the 2019 presidential election.
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