The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has accused Labour Party Presidential candidate Peter Obi of stealing ideas from President Muhammadu Buhari’s workbook in a recent interview with CNN.
The group claimed Obi was out of touch with what was going on in the country he aspired to lead and lacked originality.
BMO made the announcement over the weekend in Abuja in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju.
“Like many Nigerians, we listened to the twice-postponed pre-recorded CNN interview, and we were stunned that a man who had been pontificating about Nigeria’s problems lacks originality when it comes to proferring solutions,” said part of the statement.
“We first noticed this from Obi’s response to a question on how he would restart the economy, which seemed like he was reading from President Buhari’s workbook.
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“The Labour Party candidate spoke about ensuring that Nigerians return to agriculture, pulling millions out of poverty and cutting the cost of governance, which incidentally are part of what the Buhari administration, which he delights in maligning, is doing right now”
BMO also argued that Obi’s comments on insecurity and refineries were an indication of his lack of deep knowledge about governance at a high level.
The group further urged Nigerians to challenge opposition elements to be more definite in their campaign promises.