Some Nigerians have taken a swipe at the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, over his comment on the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Speaking during an interview with BBC pidgin on Monday, Okowa said Obi’s only experience as a former Governor of Anambra State is not enough to lead Nigeria in 2023.
He stressed that leading a country like Nigeria is hard and hence someone like Obi needed more to occupy the seat of the presidency.
Okowa said he is eager to learn more under PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar who according to him has a wider experience with the federal government.
However, some supporters of the LP Presidential candidate have taken to social media to berate Governor Okowa over his comment on Obi.
Below are some of the reactions below.
@FS_Yusuf_ wrote: “Okowa wey na yesterday them start use pencil write him name for politics nai dey say PeterObi
has small experience to lead Nigeria. Nothing person no go hear this period.”
@blossommartins wrote: “A failed governor like Okowa who is not fit to be a Whatsapp admin but wants to become a Nigerian VP is also criticizing PETER OBI.
Omor Obidents we have suffered. Where we go start with this one now? Epic failure of a governor talking about an experience.”
@AfamDeluxo wrote: “Ifeanyi Okowa taking jabs at Peter Obi has to be the most hilarious thing this political season. Was it not the same Ifeanyi Okowa that paid kidnappers ₦200m for his sister’s freedom according to Jackson Ude? Governor of a state paying kidnappers. Define incompetence again?”
@nigeriasbest wrote: “Okowa is using “experience” to belittle Peter Obi.
“The truth is, anyone who sat with Buhari for more than 5 minutes & still campaigned for him should be disqualified from any kind of leadership position.
“In a normal country, Atiku would have been cancelled for his 2015 choice.”
@Imudia_se2 wrote: “Just so we are clear so we won’t be misinformed by a few, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa started his political journey in the ’90s by then Peter Obi was still in business…
“So, calling Govr Okowa a baby politician is disinformation.”
@novieverest wrote: “Ifeanyi Okowa said Peter Obi lacks the experience to lead.
“It is shocking because Ifeanyi messed up in Delta state to the extent that his “achievements” had to be DISTINGUISHED with ILLUSTRATIONS. He should settle with Wike first though. He owes Wike the spot.”
@Dachito20 wrote: “Okowa said Peter Obi no get experience to lead Nigeria, we don see where Buhari’s experience don land us. Chai, nothing musa no go see for gate. See Okowa of yesterday talking, abeg go settle pensioners for your state first, then come back make we talk.“