Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, says Atiku Abubakar is the most suitable aspirant for the nation’s presidency.
According to Omokri, the former Vice President is fully prepared for the job when compared to others.
The firebrand Omokri, however, said former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, is the best aspirant from the southern part of the country.
He stated this in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday.
His words: “Of all the aspirants so far, Atiku Abubakar is the best in my opinion. Not the best Northern candidate. The best. Period! He has been prepared since 1993. He has a plan for creating jobs and ending security, which makes sense.
“As VP, He successfully led the Economic Management Team and drove the deregulation of the telecom sector and by that action, created millions of jobs for Nigerians and exploded our GDP. He helped calm this nation during the Sharia crisis of 2000.
“Fourteen years after leaving office, he employs more people than many state governments. He is detribalised. He has already demonstrated that he can get at least 11 million votes. Why bring someone else to come and start from square one?
“Peter Obi is an excellent candidate. Of all the Southern candidates, none is close to him in terms of records of past performance. He became a Governor without a Godfather. He fought powers to retain his mandate. And when he got it, he performed. He over performed! He took an educationally backward state and made her the number one in terms of WAEC and NECO results. His businesses are thriving and obvious to all.
“Now, don’t get emotional and insult me. If you think I am wrong, then convince me. Come up with facts, as I have done. Divorce yourself from your ethnic and religious sentiments as I have done. Persuade me without appealing to ethno-religious sentiments. Give me cold hard facts. Do not whine to me about the turn. None of those I support are ethically or consanguineously linked to me. As the Lord sees my heart, I am not on salary from them. I have spoken my conscience to a nation that is in dire need of leadership!”
PlatinumPost reports that both Peter Obi and Atiku are among the presidential aspirants under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).