Reno Omokri, an aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has criticised the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, for displaying a lack of wisdom over his campaign trips outside the country.
Omokri made this assertion on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 during an interview on Channels TV Politics Today.
According to the fiery political critic, Obi is a paperweight politician. He added that going to the diaspora to campaign shows a lack of political wisdom; particularly the diasporas are not going to vote during the election.
Recently, Obi has been travelling to different places across the world, to consult as the 2023 presidential election draws near.
However, Omokri expressed optimism that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.
When asked if his candidate had no fault, Reno argued that Atiku has no known fault/problem; unlike the candidate of the All Progressives Candidate (APC), Bola Tinubu; whose age, school, health and origin are questioned.
He noted that Tinubu has not granted an interview to any media house, nor ever sat for ten minutes; unlike the PDP candidate that sat for hours on Arise Tv with Dr. Reuben Abati and others to discuss the way forward for the country.
Meanwhile, Kingsley Moghalu, a former African Democratic Congress presidential candidate, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 stated that in light of the present academic strike, Nigeria has to invest significantly more in its educational system.
Since February 2022, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike.
The strike was called in protest of the Federal Government’s refusal to meet its demands.
However, Moghalu claimed on Channels Television’s Politics Today berated the Federal Government; adding that its inability to meet the financial demands of academics is because they have not given education a high priority.
According to Moghalu, education in Nigeria receives relatively little political attention. He also noted that professors’ and lecturers’ pay in Nigerian colleges is subpar; especially when compared to that of National Assembly lawmakers.