Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, is of the opinion that the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, cannot address Nigeria’s insecurity as he was unable to do so in Anambra when he was governor.
Oshiomhole stated this on Sunday in Abuja at the APC’s progressive young leaders meeting.
Obi had in a recent interview with CNN, stated that Nigeria is in danger of disintegrating and that, if elected, he will deal with the country’s security issues and economic problems.
But in response, Oshiomhole said, “For those of you who are social media warriors, there are issues here that you need to speak to. Go to Google and look at the first six months of governor Obiano’s administration in Anambra state,” he said.
“What you will find on YouTube is governor Obiano using bulldozers to demolish the houses of kidnappers and those who were involved in what they called Bakassi boys or even girls.
“Who was the governor when Bakassi developed in Anambra and who solved the problem? So, if a man couldn’t fix a security challenge in his own state which requires courage, how can he convince that he would fix the security challenges all over Nigeria?
“Don’t take it from me. Go to YouTube and find out about the first six months of governor Obiano and find out who was his predecessor.
“If the [predecessor] had solved the problem, will Obiano be using bulldozers to demolish people’s houses — houses of kidnappers and Bakassi boys?
“So, when they say ‘I will fix Nigeria’, did you fix your state?”