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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe has lambasted the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi over his recent comments which he labelled anti-infrastructure.
Igbokwe posited that Obi was an overrated presidential candidate without substance.
He recounted a recent comment by Obi where he condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s system of stimulating the economy through infrastructure.
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The former Anambra State governor had said: “You can’t use infrastructure to drive economic growth.
‘You invest in education and the SME (Small, Medium Enterprises) sector instead to deal with poverty.’
Recalling the comment, Igbokwe stressed that the LP presidential candidate was ‘just a trader.’
In his Facebook post, Igbokwe wrote: ‘Somebody who wants to be the President of Nigeria is telling you that infrastructure does not drive the economy in the 21st Century and you are taking that person seriously. Peter [Obi] is overrated in Nigeria. He is just a trader.
‘Obiano built the Anambra International Airport, built the Awka flyover bridge. Which one did Mr Obi build in 8 years?’
Meanwhile, Obi has expressed his full support for Ike Ekweremadu and his wife who were detained in the United Kingdom amid controversy of alleged organ harvesting.
Peter Obi had also prayed for the healing of Ekweremadu’s daughter.
Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice were arrested at Heathrow airport, London and arraigned in a British court for allegedly plotting to harvest the kidney of a Nigerian minor. But, the duo pleaded not guilty to the charges at the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrate Lois Sheard, who was the hearing judge in the Court had remanded both defendants in custody ahead of their hearing on July 7th.