Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, said Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi is an excellent candidate, but his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is better.
Omokri stated this on Sunday via his verified Twitter handle.
Recall that Omokri had accused the supporters of the former Anambra State governor, the ‘Obedient’, of threatening his life.
He, however, urged people to support whoever they wanted and still respect each other.
His words: “I love Obidients, because they love #RenosNuggets. But I am voting for Atiku Abubakar. It does not mean Peter Obi is not an excellent candidate. He is.
“Just that Atiku is a better candidate in my opinion. We can all support who we want and still respect each other.”
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, think otherwise.
Keyamo, during an interview with Channels TV, said that Obi is more experienced in governance than the former Vice President Atiku.
He said Obi is “ahead of him (Mr Atiku) in terms of capacity to make decisions. So how are we going to hand the country to somebody who has never held a position—who has never shown capacity where he makes the final call. Atiku Abubakar is not tested; he is not trusted. He has never held such a position; even Obi is ahead of him.
“The major rival we have today has never held an executive position where he makes the final call in government. So, we cannot second guess—Atiku Abubakar has never held an executive position where he made the final call; he was the vice president, he was not the chief executive, he was never governor, he was never anything. Even Peter Obi is ahead of Atiku Abubakar.”