Former Anambra Governor and Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has responded to Kwankawso’s recent claim that northerners will not vote for anyone from outside their region.
Obi’s response was made on Wednesday while appearing on a breakfast program, the Morning Show, monitored by truthlive.net
When asked to respond to Sen. Kwankwaso’s remark that the North would not vote for him but would rather vote for a Northern candidate, Peter Obi stated, “The comment by my 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 in religion and ethnicity.
“Today you can’t travel from Abuja to Kaduna by road or rail. Tell me, is it because someone from the southeast is in charge? You can’t travel to Minna by road. Is it because someone from the Southeast is in charge?
Yesterday there was an attack by bandits on the presidential convoy in Katsina. Is it because someone from the Southeast 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 airplanes as pilots instead of hiring qualified pilots.
“We have a huge problem and if you don’t know, this country will soon default on its debt servicing. Schools are shut down, insecurity is everywhere.
“Nigeria is in coma and when you are in coma all you want is to survive, irrespective of where the doctor who will revive you comes from.”