- Senator Uche Ekwunife has faulted a comment on social mdeia suggesting she would defeat former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi
- Ekwunife rejected the political comparison after a Twitter user suggested that Obi can’t beat the senator in a free, fair and credible election
- The former governorship aspirant declared that the presidential hopeful is one of Nigeria's most refined politicians
Senator Uche Ekwunife, a member of the 9th Senate representing Anambra Central Senatorial District has turned down a comment suggesting she would defeat former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, at the polls.
Legit.ng gathered that the lawmaker made this known while reacting to a tweet by Theo Abu on Wednesday, February 2.
Abu had claimed that Obi could beat Ekwunife in a free, fair and credible election in the southeast region generated hundreds of reactions that got the lawmaker’s attention
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“Peter Obi can’t beat Senator Uche Ekwunife in a free, fair and credible election in the South-East. This is practical politics and it does not care about your feelings. Politics is local.”
The Senate committee chairman science and technology rejected the comparison saying Obi is one of Nigeria’s most refined politicians. She further described Peter Obi as her political leader.
“His Excellency, Mr. @PeterObi is one of Nigeria’s most refined politicians – Anambra’s number one export to the world. He is my political leader. A leader with whom I am well pleased!”
My 2023 presidential ambition: Peter Obi finally reveals his position
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Obi declared his intention concerning the 2023 presidency. According to him, he will run for the post of Nigeria’s president in 2023 if his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, zones its ticket to the southern region of the country.
Obi who was the running mate of former VP Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election, made this known in a tweet on Tuesday, February 1.
“Yes, I will step into the field to contest for the opportunity to serve this great country as President if my party, the @OfficialPDPNig, zones the ticket to the south. But if it is thrown open, Nigerians will also hear from me.”