As the 2023 election inches closer, Peter Obi, the presidential flag-bearer of the Labour Party, on Thursday aimed a subtle dig at Bola Tinubu, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying unlike the former Lagos State governor, his educational background is traceable and verifiable.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Obi was in Rivers State where he commissioned the Nkpolu-Oroworukwo flyover in Port Harcourt.
The administration of Nyesom Wike constructed Nkpolu-Oroworukwo flyover in Port Harcourt.
“I assure you, next year’s election will be based on capacity, ability to deliver. You see what Wike is saying now. He is doing this job because he has the mental energy and physical energy. It is not retirement [sic] home.
“I assure you of our commitment to a better Nigeria. We will continue to work with the good people of Rivers State. Take me as one of yours. Take me as one of you. I belong to you.
“Myself and my running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed get A [sic]. And that is why we want people to follow us. Everybody knows our age, they know where we are born, they know where we live, they know the school we attended, we have classmates.
“I was talking to somebody about former governor Peter Odili. I said Governor Odili was my senior boy while in secondary school. Some people, nobody has seen people who went to school with them.
“So we must change this, that is what we are saying,” Obi said.