- The honourary citizenship of Texas conferred on Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has been greeted with criticism
- Obi's counterpart and co-contestant at the forthcoming presidential polls, Omoyele Sowore, is not pleased with the award
- He took to his social media to lambast Obi, stating that "the award is not worth the paper it was printed on"
The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore has hit out at his counterpart of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, Legit.ng reports.
The former Anambra state governor, while reflecting on his latest achievement, said via his Twitter handle:
"Today in Dallas Texas United States, I met with the Mayor of Dallas and his team. I had the privilege of being conferred with the honorary citizenship of Dallas. I also met with a select group of Texas Judges.-PO"
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However, his political rival, Omoyele Sowore had a different thing to say about Obi's achievement.
The pragmatic comrade took to his official Facebook page to make a mockery of his counterpart.
His post reads:
"Mr. Clueless Obi!
"No wonder Mr. Peter Obi clearly stated he’s got no ideology different from Atiku Abubakar and the rest, for him to be celebrating the conferment of “honorary citizenship” of Dallas show he’s got no clue that the award is not even worth the paper it was printed upon. Someone scammed him!"
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In another development, Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party has dismissed rumours that the party's rallies are filled with rented crowds.
The former lawmaker said the party cannot stoop so low as to involve itself in such an anomaly.
He stated that the party followers were purely organic and self-funded volunteers who came to support his principal.
2023 election: Peter Obi rolls out plans to counter Nigeria's debt profile
Meanwhile, Peter Obi, the bannerman of the Labour Party has pledged to improve the power sector if elected president.
He stated this in Michigan, the United States while addressing Nigerians living in the area.
The former Anambra state governor also reveals a plan to cut the cost of governance to help clear the debt profile of Nigeria.