Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is not the “right candidate,” according to Omoyele Sowore, the African Action Congress’ presidential candidate.
Making the remark during a Channels Television interview on Friday, Sowore claimed the former governor is a part of the “old system” that he has always criticized.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra, is currently seeing rising support, particularly on social media.
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While asserting that the LP candidate did not carry out any projects during his time as governor of Anambra, the AAC presidential candidate claimed that Obi is not his sort of “progressive” politician.
“Why would I see Peter Obi as a threat? Peter Obi is part of the old system that I have always fought,” he said.
“I understand where he is coming from. This is 1999 repeated; Nigeria wants change. Some young people who are genuinely interested in change are presented with somebody who works for the establishment; someone who was in PDP, APGA, came back to PDP and then LP. He is not new to a rotten system — somebody who spent eight years as governor of a state.
“You can be emotional about it but that is the truth. He did not build any school, industry and power station. He is not my kind of progressive.
“Anybody who has been in government for eight years that has nothing to show for it is not my right candidate for Nigeria.”
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