Ahead of the 2023 general election, a group under the aegis of the Progressives Clan has said the presidential candidate of the Labour party (LP), Peter Obi has resorted to lamentation having realised that he has been outmatched by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the leader of the group, Mr. Bayo Adedosu frowned at comments credited to Obi that Tinubu’s array of spokespersons and supporters across the country could not have any appreciable impact at the poll.
He said: “Having realised just how outmatched he truly is and seeing the calibre of seasoned professionals, respected politicians, captains of industry and statesmen who have made it their personal mission to rally support for the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Obi has resorted to what he knows best, complaining loudly and shamelessly to anybody who would listen. A lone man in the wilderness.”
The group pointed out that the testimonies of the many talented, capable and successful people in whom Tinubu had invested, powerfully demonstrate his capacity for leadership.
It added that Tinubu’s uncanny ability to identify and nurture talent, his unrivalled aptitude for team building and his superior competence in governance stand him out.
It noted that Obi has a lot to learn from the presidential candidate of the Tinubu instead of seeking acceptance under false assertion.
The group described Obi as the journeyman boxer with no trainer, cut man or even an agent in his corner, who finds himself abjectly begging the referee for mercy before the bell has even been rung.
It stated categorically that his one-man show style of politics simply underscores the glaring absence of reputable friends, colleagues, associates or even subordinates ready to testify as to his perpetually unverified “achievements”.
It said: “He runs around everywhere seeking acceptance under false assertions, but no one believes in him enough to work with him. He falsely presents himself as a messiah, but didn’t Jesus have disciples who went around with him?
“Such is the empty grandstanding of Peter Obi which his gullible followers applaud. Where are those willing and ready to vouch for him if he is all that he claims to be? Anyone to testify to his good deeds as a Governor?