The Independent National Electoral Commission has endorsed a report that labels Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, as a “capitalist” and a “opportunist.”
Peter Obi: An opportunist, won’t help Nigeria – Seun Kuti was the headline of a Premium Times report liked by INEC via its official Twitter handle. In the story, Fela Anikulapo’s son disparaged the Labour Party’s presidential candidate as a capitalist.
“He hasn’t had the time because he started too late. You can’t be telling me that just because you lost PDP primaries 18 months before the election, you suddenly started a movement, and you have a plan for the country,” Mr Kuti explained.
He added, “No, that’s opportunism. And it’s not an opportunist that will deliver Nigeria—not jumping on Labour Party. The Labour Party has a socialist structure. Peter Obi is a capitalist. Where are they going?”
Mr Obi, who said he wishes Nigeria well, expressed doubt about what will happen next to Nigeria if he and his party lose the February 25 presidential election.
“If we get it wrong, nobody can tell what next will happen. In all I am doing, I will always wish Nigeria the best,” Mr Obi stressed. “I know you will, too and in doing that, I urge you to be part of the new Nigeria Datti and I are fighting for.”
Mr Obi stated this at a public presentation of the book, ‘Peter Obi: Many Voices, One Perspective’ this week in Abuja, reiterating his commitment to a “new Nigeria.”
“We are committed to it; as I told all the supporters, we need people. We need all of you to support us, especially in these final days to reach the end of this phase. Nigeria has suffered a lot,” stated the former Anambra governor. “This is a great country that can be turned around. “We cannot succeed without your intervention, so as you launch this book, please be part of what we are doing to change Nigeria.”