Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe has received knocks over his comment describing the Labour Party(LP) the presidential flagbearer, Peter Obi as “overrated presidential candidate and a mere ‘trader’.
Joe stated this while recounting a recent comment by Obi where he condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s system of stimulating the economy through infrastructure.
EarlierThe former Anambra State governor had said:
“You can’t use infrastructure to drive economic growth.
“You invest in education and the SME (Small, Medium Enterprises) sector instead to deal with poverty.”
Criticism the comment, Igbokwe advised Nigerians not to take Obi as a serious presidential contender.
In his Facebook post, Igbokwe wrote: “Somebody who wants to be the President of Nigeria is telling you that infrastructure does not drive the economy in the 21st Century and you are taking that person seriously. Peter [Obi] is overrated in Nigeria. He is just a trader.
In response, a group Labour Party Tribune wrote on it official twitter handle:
“We are happy Joe Igbokwe said our Principal HE Peter Obi is a trader .
“We don’t need a politician as president in Nigeria right now. We need an overrated trader
“If you are in support please hit like and follow us”.
Peter Obi’s Massuse:
“I will rather vote for a trader than a fraudster”.