Kwankwaso’s comments is reason why we have 100 million Nigerians living in poverty – Peter Obi

0
194

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party has said despite all attacks on him by political opponents, he will continue to show them, love.

He said his major concern is how to rescue Nigeria from sinking deeper to the brink.

Speaking on Arise TV political programme on Wednesday, Obi debunked claims that his son stepped on the Nigerian flag while wearing Biafran flag-themed t-shirt.

He said the incident happened in Germany while his son lives in the United Kingdom.

On claims by the Presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso that the North will not vote for him, Obi said that competence and not ethnicity should count.

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 it 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 aeroplanes 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 Coma all you want is to survive, irrespective of where the surgeon who will keep you alive comes from “