Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has been accused of lacking originality by promising to do what the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has already put in place.
Making this accusation, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju that Obi’s recent interview on the US news network, CNN, showed that he is not in tune with what is happening in a country he is aspiring to lead.
“Like many Nigerians, we listened to the twice-postponed pre-recorded CNN interview, and we were stunned that a man that had been pontificating about Nigeria’s problems lacks originality when it comes to proferring solution.
“We first noticed this from Obi’s response to a question on how he would restart the economy which seemed like he was reading from President Buhari’s workbook.
“The Labour Party candidate spoke about ensuring that Nigerians return to agriculture, pulling millions out of poverty and cutting the cost of governance, which incidentally are part of what the Buhari administration, which he delights in maligning, is doing right now…