By our reporter| Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday questioned the ability of Labour party presidential candidate, Peter Obi to fix Nigeria’s security challenge if could not fix insecurity in Anambra state as governor.
Oshiomhole, who spoke at the progressive young leaders’ summit organized by the APC, in Abuja was responding to Obi’s recent interview on CNN on how he would address insecurity and challenges affecting the economy.
According to Oshiomhole, Obi cannot convince Nigerians that he will address the country’s security challenges because he did not do that as governor of Anambra.
“For those of you who are social media warriors, there are issues here that you need to speak to. Go to Google and look at the first six months of governor Obiano’s administration in Anambra state,” he said.
“What you will find on YouTube is governor Obiano using bulldozers to demolish the houses of kidnappers and those who were involved in what they called Bakassi boys or even girls.
“Who was the governor when Bakassi developed in Anambra and who solved the problem? So, if a man couldn’t fix a security challenge in his own state which requires courage, how can he convince that he would fix the security challenges all over Nigeria?
“Don’t take it from me. Go to YouTube and find out about the first six months of governor Obiano and find out who was his predecessor.
“If the (predecessor) had solved the problem, will Obiano be using bulldozers to demolish people’s houses, houses of kidnappers, and Bakassi boys?
“So, when they say ‘I will fix Nigeria’, did you fix your state?”
Oshiomhole may, however, be mixing the facts as it was the Obi government that initiated the policy of bulldozing the house of Kidnappers in Anambra state.
The ‘Bakassi Boys’ was equally a vigilante group in the south east that was later accused of extrajudicial killings in the region.