Nigeria in coma, needs me as savior, says Peter Obi

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said that Nigeria is currently in a comatose state and needs a specialist like him to save its life.

Obi was speaking on Arise Television’s ‘The Morning Show, where he addressed questions surrounding the seeming deadlock between his party and the New Nigeria Peoples Party.

Sources had reported earlier how the presidential candidate of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwakwanso, had stated that he would not bend backward to accept the vice-presidential ticket as both parties continued to seek common ground to berth protracted talks over a possible alliance.

It was also reported that a chieftain of the NNPP, Buba Galadima had buttressed earlier comments by the party’s flagbearer that the NNPP would not play second fiddle in the ticket because the South-East did not have the political strength Kwakwanso would bring to the ticket.

Reacting to comments by the NNPP, Obi said 100 million Nigerians were in poverty today because of the mentality exhibited by his senior comrades.

He further described Nigeria as a patient in a coma, which would imminently die without the urgent intervention of an expert like himself

He said, “We choose to vote for incompetence based on a primitive consideration of ethnicity and religion. Tell me, today, you can’t travel from Abuja to Kaduna by air, by road, or by train. Is it because somebody from the South-East is in charge? You can’t travel from Abuja to Minna by road, is it because somebody from the South-East is in charge? Yesterday, we had an attack on the presidential convoy in Katsina, is it because a person from the South-East is in charge? Show me where you can buy food cheaper.” You have not talked about electricity, or people are prospering in the North because northerners are in power? In the South-West, because they are in power or the South-East.”

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Appealing to Nigerians to jettison politics of religion and ethnicity, obi said it was high time Nigerians chose their leaders based on merit and competence.

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