The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, earlier today, respond to comment made by former Kano state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on the northerners giving him their votes.
The former Anambra State governor stated this during his televised interview on Arise TV Morning Show.
When he was asked to respond to the comment made by Rabiu Kwakwanso that the north will not vote for an Igbo man in 2023?
He said; “The comment by the elder brother Kwankwaso is the reason why we have 100 million Nigerians living in poverty, 18 million Nigerian children out of school and about 52% of Nigerians either unemployed or under employed , because rather than vote for competent leaders, we will rather vote for incompetence due to a primitive belief of religion and ethnicity.
“Tell me, today you can’t travel from abuja to kaduna by road or rail, is it because someone from the south east is in charge ? You can’t travel to Minna by road, is because someone from the south east is in charge? Yesterday we had an attack by bandits on the presidential convoy, in Katsina, is it because someone from the south east is in charge? Show me where people are prospering in the north or south? What we have consistently done in this country is to hire vehicle drivers to fly airplanes as pilots instead of hiring qualified pilots.
We have a huge problem and if you don’t know, this country will soon default on their debt servicing, schools are shut down, insecurity is everywhere, Nigeria is in a coma and when you are in a coma all you want is to survive, irrespective of where the surgeon who will keep you alive comes from “