Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, responded to Rabiu Kwankwaso’s assertion that “certain challenges” in the South-East of the nation will prevent Northerners from voting for him in the 2023 presidential election.
In an interview with Arise TV, Obi said that Kwankwaso’s remark was the cause of Nigeria’s high rate of out-of-school youth and its 100 million poor citizens.
He added that this assertion is the reason Nigerians have continually chosen incompetence over skill based on rudimentary ethnic and religious distinctions.
Obi also made the point that there is instability throughout the entire nation, not only in the Southeast.
He further asked those making such claim to point out any region enjoying better dividends of governance than others because someone from the region is in power. Obi also said Nigerians have consistently hired vehicle drivers to fly Nigeria’s aeroplane instead of qualified pilots.
Obi added that politicians should campaign on issues facing the country and not ethnicity.