- Some ardent supporters of Peter Obi have come for Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on social media
- The supporters are reacting to the criticism of a claim that about two million people would march in Kaduna in support of Peter Obi
- They described his comments as insensitive for mocking not only Obi’s efforts but the sit-at-home order imposed by the outlawed secessionist group, IPOB
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, stirred controversy on Monday when he criticised a claim by a Twitter user that about two million people would march in Kaduna in support of Peter Obi, an opposition presidential candidate.
Mr El-Rufai’s comment on Twitter generated hundreds of mixed reactions with some in support and others castigating the Kaduna governor.
El-Rufai tweeted at 6:27 a.m. that Mr Obi would be lucky to have 200 persons participating in the support march in Kaduna.
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At the time of this report, Mr El-Rufai’s comment had garnered over 1,500 retweets, almost 4,000 likes and over 2,000 comments on Twitter.
While some of his followers hailed the governor’s tweet, others described his comments as insensitive for mocking not only Mr Obi’s efforts but the sit-at-home order imposed every Monday on South-east states by the outlawed secessionist group, IPOB.
A Twitter user, @sammy_Sammy184, said the inability of the people in the south-east states to open their shops on Mondays is a clear depiction that the APC-led government in Nigeria has failed in its capacity to protect its citizens.
“Those imports who can’t open their shops on Mondays” is an own goal sir.
“You just confirmed to Nigerians that the APC led government lacks the capacity to protect every Nigerian in all parts of the country. Or how do you explain that a group threatens your citizens to submission?” Sammy wrote.
FS Yusuf, a staunch supporter of Mr Obi on the social platform, said Mr El-Rufai’s comment is a clear indication that he is threatened and unsettled by the momentum of support for the Labour Party presidential candidate.
Peter Obi knocks federal government over debt servicing, says borrowing to consume must stop
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has warned Nigeria to stop borrowing to consume, saying borrowings must be limited to 5 per cent of the previous year’s revenue.
In a slew of tweets on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, the presidential hopeful warned that Nigeria must limit borrowing for consumption.
“As a matter of urgency, Nigeria must stop borrowing for consumption, but only borrow to invest in regenerative development projects and other productive ventures."
Why I visited Redemption City, Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi shares stunning details
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), on Friday, August 12, attended the ongoing convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
However, Obi is not the first politician to visit the RCCG camp ground during the church’s convention, as it has been the usual custom for politicians vying for elective positions to visit the church and seek God's blessings in the buildup of the general election.
The 2022 RCCG convention is the 70th edition for the church.
The video was shared by The Cable as it trended on the internet, with Nigerians hailing the former governor of Anambra state, noting he is on his way to clinching the country's most powerful seat.