Peter Obi not change Nigerians need – Sowore
The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Mr Omoyele Sowore, has noted that the former Anambra State Governor and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, is not the change Nigerians need.
Sowore said this during an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’, Friday night.
He noted that Obi was part of the old system of politicians that had crippled the nation’s fortunes.
He said, “Peter Obi is part of the old system that I’ve always fought against. I understand where he is coming from. This is 1999 repeating itself – Nigerians want change, some young people are genuinely interested in change to a different direction, and then they are presented with somebody who worked for the establishment; somebody who has been in the Peoples Democratic Party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, came back to the PDP, and now in the Labour Party. We can be emotional about it but that’s the truth.
Asked whether he feels threatened by Obi’s candidacy, he said, “I don’t see Peter Obi as a threat. He’s not new to the rotten system. Somebody who was Anambra governor for eight years . He didn’t build any schools, he didn’t build any industry, he didn’t build a power station. He’s not my kind of progressive.”
Sowore, who first contested for President in 2019, said he was better prepared to emerge as the nation’s President in 2023, considering his 32-years pro-democracy struggle.
“I was the only candidate who participated in 2019 that did not stop campaigning or advocating. I engaged, immediately after that election, in a number of revolutionary activities that took me to jail, and I have been doing this for about 32 years now.”
Mr Sowore has been charged with treason by the Federal Government after he called for nation-wide protests through the #RevolutionNow movement. He’s currently restricted from traveling out of the country as his passport was seized.