Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi while replying New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP Rabiu Kwankwaso noted that tribalism and religion prejudice are the reasons Nigeria has remained as the world’s capital of poverty.
For a while Obi’s Labour Party and Kwankwaso’s NNPP we trying to form an alliance but it ultimately fall apart. Kwankwaso gave an interview where he stated the reason for collapsed of the alliance. First and foremost, he declined to be Obi’s deputy which he centered on tribe and religion.
Rabiu Kwankwaso in his words: “What I’m telling you is that if anybody from the South-East now, under this circumstance, becomes the presidential candidate of our party or any other party, the implications is that because of the activities and other issues that are really on the ground, northern voters will certainly go for their northern candidate and another party.
“So, the thinking is not whether I like it or I don’t, the fact remains that everybody will lose. He will lose and I will lose.”
In his rebutal to Kwankwaso, Obi said, “The comments from Kwankwaso is why we are where we are today, we vote for Incompetence based on the primitive ponsideration of tribe & religion.”
He said, “We choose to vote for incompetence based on a primitive consideration of ethnicity and religion.
“Tell me, today, you can’t travel from Abuja to Kaduna by air, by road, or by train. Is it because somebody from the South-East is in charge?
“You can’t travel from Abuja to Minna by road, is it because somebody from the South-East is in charge?
“Yesterday, we had an attack on the presidential convoy in Katsina, is it because a person from the South-East is in charge?
“Show me where you can buy food cheaper.
“You have not talked about electricity, or that people are prospering in the North because northerners are in power? In the South-West, because they are in power or in the South-East.
“We have a huge problem and if you don’t know, this country will soon default on their debt servicing.”