Tinubu Should Be In GWR For Causing Nigerians Untold Hardship – Peter Obi
Mr. Peter Obi, the 2023 Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has reacted to President Bola Tinubu‘s claim that he deserves to appear in the Book of Guinness World Records for his performance in Nigeria, since he came into office.
Recall that Tinubu had opined that he has performed very well since assuming office as president, adding that Nigerians voted for him because of their trust in him.
Responding, Obi said, the only reason for which Tinubu’s name should appear in the GWR, is for causing “Nigerians untold hardship”.
In Obi’s words;
“He (Tinubu) may actually be correct when he claims that his name deserves to be in the Guinness World Records. Don’t forget that people’s names don’t always make it into the Guinness World Records for only altruistic reasons. So, it depends on which angle he is coming from. If the idea is to put his name in the Guinness Book of Records for causing Nigerians the most hardship – untold hardship, of course he is spot on and I will totally agree with him because his reforms are not achieving what they are meant to achieve.”
When asked to rate the Tinubu administration so far, Obi said;
“That is really a question for the generality of Nigerians to answer. Ask the average Nigerian how he is faring today. The truth is that we have many more Nigerians thrown into poverty, millions of Nigerians don’t know where the next meal will come from. Nobody is sure what the price of a cup of rice, garri or a loaf of bread will be tomorrow. So, it is Nigerians that you should ask the question.
It is not a question for me to answer. It is not something I alone will tell you. Ask Nigerians, the masses out there on the streets of Nigeria and you will get a feel of what they are going through. But I know that the situation is critical.”