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  • Updated: August 01, 2022

2023: Peter Obi's Experience Not Enough To Lead Nigeria — Governor Okowa

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has taken a swipe at Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi, saying that the former Anambra State Governor lacks the experience needed to rule the nation.

Okowa who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate made the assertion while speaking with BBC Pidgin.

According to Okowa, Obi's experience as a governor is simply not enough for him to be the next president of Nigeria.

“I did not say he won’t have any votes, he will have. But what I’m saying is that he’s not a new candidate. It has not been long since he left PDP.

"You know he was in APGA before, from APGA he came to PDP. It hasn’t been long since he left (PDP) so he cannot say anything about PDP because that’s where he was before.

“Some of us are still here. At every party, there are good people and bad people. But today’s Nigeria is very troubled and we need the right person.

"That is why I am appealing to our youths be wise and vote well, they should not be blinded by the concept of a false change because that is how they raved on Jonathan in 2015

"His (Obi) previous experience is not enough for this one (presidency), it will be hard. His experience is not deep enough.

"Even as a current governor ruling in a time of crisis, I know how hard it is. I even want to learn under Atiku because he has experience with the federal government.

"The thing is not easy. For them to have handled the economy at that time and made it something better, offering hope, creating jobs, and filtering the society, was not easy because it’s a bigger thing.

"So someone is supposed to learn through that. If you look at Obi’s experience you’ll know it’s small", Okowa stated.


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