The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Spokesman, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed has replied a social media user who accused him of selling the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to the Northerners.
The Twitter user had claimed that Baba-Ahmed would benefit from the presidency of Obi, adding that the NEF spokesman was condemning South East leaders in order to push the LP flag bearer’s presidency.
The Twitter user had written: “You need to understand that Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed undoubtedly benefit more when Obi/datti wins the Presidency. However, he needs to sells obi to Northerners to achieve that, thus, he is asking South East leaders to condemn the attack so that he can tell Northerners that Obi can trusted.”
Replying, Baba-Ahmed explained that candidates have to meet his standards of potentials in good leadership before he decides to sell them.
He said, “I do not sell candidates until they meet my standards of potentials in good leadership. There is nothing in it for me personally”.
Why APC, PDP Should Be Kicked Out – Peter Obi
Peter Obi, has slammed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for poor electricity in the country.
Naija News reports that Peter Obi, during an interview on Central TV over the weekend, said Nigerians should question themselves over the inabilities of APC and PDP to deliver their campaign promises.
According to the former Governor of Anambra State, it is shameful that the two major political parties could not increase the country’s power generation from 4,000 to 5,000 megawatts, despite being in power collectively for 24 years.
He said: “The simple thing for Nigerians to ask themselves is, we have been in this business for 24 years, are we on the right road? If you have been in a situation for 24 years, people have been promising and not delivering.
“Look at the two parties, have they delivered what they promised? In 24 years, Nigeria could not increase its power generation from 4,000 to 5,000 or 6,000. Ask yourself the question, are we going to continue with this? So, are you going to continue on the wrong road or turn and say ‘listen, we have to do the right thing?
“Every section of Nigeria wants to have uninterrupted electricity, don’t they? Every part of Nigeria wants to see good roads. Every part of Nigeria wants to see the prices of food come down. Is there anywhere you buy bread cheaper? If you do the right thing, people will follow you.”