Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State, has come under fire from Peter Obi’s supporters for saying that the former governor of Anambra State has the ability to lead Nigeria. Peter Obi is the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate.
Okowa is the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) vice presidential nominee and Atiku Abubakar’s running partner.
In a Sunday interview, Okowa rated Atiku higher than Obi, claiming that the former governor lacked the necessary experience to lead a nation like Nigeria.
However, in comments left by social media users that Anaedoonline.ng was watching, supporters of Obi claimed that Okowa was only backing Atiku because they wanted to pick up where their party, the PDP, left off in 2015.
In a comment, a Facebook user, Blaiz Itodo said, “Thank you for your kind advise, we believe you, Clap for yourself, but we shall remain OBIdient and YUSful in the coming elections.”
Another commentator, Abiodu Ayedun said, “And all previous leaders with massive experience including your boss brought us to relegation by looting our resources.
“All Past Governors including your current self have legalised daylight stealing of state resources with all forms of pension and bogus exit allowances!”
Some of the respondents questioned the experience of the past leaders and the present one, in comparison to Obi’s experience.
Bamidele Sunday Adewole said, “Mr Governor, what’s the experience of those who have been there and the present occupier? What have we gained aside pains, suffering, looting, killings, kiddnapings . Please go and face your party problems.”
Dickson Enoch Peter said, “Obi has suddenly become the nightmare of Nigerian politicians. Gradually we – Obi’s Movement are changing the narratives.
“It shall come to pass that miracle happens in Nigeria coming February 19th by His grace.”
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