“Peter Obi reminds me of MKO Abiola” – Tech investor Victor Asemota

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Tech investor, Osaretin Victor Asemota has drawn comparison between Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi and presumed winner of the 1993 presidential polls, Bashorun MKO Abiola.

In a Twitter thread on Friday, he said that like the colossus Abiola, Obi has been campaigning directly to the people.

He described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the “only enemy” and berated President Muhammadu Buhari for bringing “negative change” to the country.

“In a way, Peter Obi reminds me of MKO Abiola. He wasn’t expected to do better than the Northern opponent but he did and effectively won. He was denied when they realized the full implication of his Presidency. He was campaigning direct to the people and they believed in him.

“The equivalent of the military now is APC. After being incumbent for 8 years, the full implications of being audited and probed are staring them in the face. This is why I am amazed at the other parties fighting each other. The only enemy is APC.

“This is a party where their presidential candidate never did any debates and never cared about press conferences. He came in based on a manifesto of change but we didn’t realize the direction of change he wanted to provide. It became negative change,” Asemota wrote.

He noted that the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was “frail” and unlikely to participate in an expected debate among 2023 presidential candidates.

Using ab image of the APC candidate’s acronym BAT, Asemota stated, “I don’t expect 🦇 to also participate in any debates because he probably physically cant. I am not making fun of his frail state and abhor people who do. I am quite concerned about it actually. People encouraging him to run do not love him at all. Baba needs to retire fully.

“We have to start looking forward again instead of being stuck on repeat.”

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