Obi, Tinubu aren't national candidates like Atiku - Omokri

Obi, Tinubu aren't national candidates like Atiku - Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, said the Peoples Democratic Party standard-bearer, Atiku Abubakar, is the only national candidate.

He described Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi, presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress and Labour Party respectively, as “regional candidates”.

Omokri said this on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television.

“Right now, we have three major candidates; Atiku Abubakar is the only national candidate. If you talk about Peter Obi, he is a regional candidate,” he said.

"IPOB had a sit-at-home yesterday. Obidents and Peter Obi who normally have things to do in the southeast every day, they obeyed that IPOB sit-at-home and this is not the first time.

“Previously, IPOB’s sit-at-home was on Mondays. Obidents obeyed and Peter Obi himself obeyed it. They never had anything on a day IPOB held their sit-at-home. This shows that they are obeying IPOB rather than our constitution.

“If you talk about someone like Bola Tinubu, we saw it on TV and it went viral. In Ogun, when he was giving his basis for contesting this election, he said, in Yoruba, that it is the turn of the southwest. That is the basis — it is already a regional basis.

"Our candidate is the only candidate that is not coming from a regional, ethnic, and religious basis. He is saying ‘I am a unifier’. If you look at him, that man is ready. This is a national leader, who is ready to go.”

Omokri added that the PDP presidential candidate has the capacity to move Nigeria away from the “stormy weather”.

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