Why Obi can’t fix Nigeria’s security challenges — Oshiomhole
Former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomole, has said Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election lacks the capacity to fix insecurity in Nigeria.
Oshiomole, former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), made this claim on Sunday while speaking at the party youth summit in Abuja.
Obi, who was the governor of Anambra State from 2006 to 2014, in a recent interview with CNN had said Nigeria is on the verge of collapse, and that if elected, he would address insecurity and challenges affecting the economy.
Oshiomole, however, stresses that Obi had failed to fix insecurity in Anambra while he was governor and therefore he lacks the capacity to fix insecurity nationwide.
“Who was the governor when Bakassi developed in Anambra State? Who solved the problem? If a man could not fix the security challenges in Anambra State, which requires courage, how can he convince you that he will fix security all over Nigeria?” Oshiomole said
He stated that Obi’s successor, Willie Obiano had to embark on the forceful removal of kidnappers from the state because the former failed to tackle insecurity.
“For those of you who are social media warriors, go to google and look at the first six months of Governor Obiano’s administration in Anambra state,
“What you are going to find on YouTube is Governor Obiano using bulldozers to demolish the homes of kidnappers and those involved in Bakassi boys and girls,” Oshiomole said.
According to him, if Obi had solved the security problem in Anambra, Governor Obiano would not “be demolishing, using bulldozers to demolish people’s houses? Houses of kidnappers, Bakassi boys and girls, bandits.”
“So, when he (Obi) says, ‘I will fix Nigeria ask him, have you fixed your state?” he added.