The Vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed said the party’s flag bearer, Peter Obi, is more experienced than all the presidential candidates in the 2023 election.
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The former lawmaker was reacting to a statement credited to Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, who is the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
KanyiDaily recalls that Okowa had questioned Obi’s capacity, claiming that the former Anambra governor does not have the needed experience to lead Nigeria.
Reacting during an interview with Channels Television on Monday, Baba-Ahmed said Obi is the most qualified among the candidates of the four leading candidates vying for the presidency.
He said, “That is absolutely untrue. In fact, I beg you to show me anyone who has had more leadership experience in the 2023 contest. By that contest, I mean the candidates that we have — the four leading candidates.
“I fail to see anyone who even comes close to his excellency, Peter Obi. The world is now at the stage where we need private sector experience and among all of them, no one has much private sector business sense, prudence, frugality, ability to manage persons, communities, interest groups. None of the other three has as much.
“That comment is a very unfair comment, and I will like to think that very soon, the maker of that comment will have to retract because it shows that he has no idea about what capacity is.
“Apparently, we were in the senate together. We used to sit not too far away. I have a lot of respect for him, but I least expect him to misread what capacity is. When you speak of capacity, you are talking of people like Peter Obi and with all modesty, my humble self.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Peter Obi had recently received a rousing welcome on Friday night when he visited the Dunamis Internation Gospel Centre in Abuja.