Atiku And Tinubu Will Not Take Nigeria Forward, Only Their Friends Will Get Rich – Utomi

A Professor of Political economy, Pat Utomi has declared that the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi is the leader Nigeria needs to move forward.

According to him, the country needs a leader with a transformational mindset and Obi fits into that expectation.

Utomi added that both the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar can not take Nigeria forward.

He made the submission on Friday during an interview appearance on Channels Television Sunrise Daily programme.

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The Professor said Nigeria as a country is bleeding and Obi is the leader that is needed to make the bleeding stop.

He said: “The reason I would not touch the candidate of the APC or PDP is that I know they will not take Nigeria forward. They will get into these actions, and their friends will get rich but Nigeria would still be stuck.

“So, we needed a new kind of platform. That was the first thing that recommended a new order. Peter Obi came along. Even though he has played in the system, there are some new strengths he brought into the system.

“If you look at his Anambra experience, Peter Obi had to rebuild democracy. In the state, they used to lock their governors in toilets and they have godfathers cart away [money].

“Schools were closed. Everything was shut. For two years, they didn’t go to school or something. Pension and benefits weren’t paid. Then, he came to that process, and Anambra became a new kind of place. Every pension was paid.

Obi Is Not Stingy

Speaking against a recent claim by Tinubu during his campaign in Akure, Ondo State in which he described Peter Obi as a stingy man, Utomi submitted that Obi’s kind of stingy philosophy is what is needed to run Nigeria at the moment.

“From what I know of him, he has a transformational mindset. Something got me about the fact that someone said he is stingy, my goodness, the only thing you need now is a stingy man to run Nigeria, the guys are bleeding the place. [He needs] to stop the bleeding.”


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