A Labour Party chieftain, Oseloka Obaze, has accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of implementing Peter Obi’s campaign policies since assuming office.
Obaze, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra state, made the allegation on Thursday, June 15.
“Bola Tinubu’s discernible shift from the narrative of continuing where President Muhammadu Buhari stopped to mimicking what Peter Obi promised in order to engender a New Nigeria is a blatant imitation.
“The sincerest form of flattery and an unvarnished admission that, indeed, a New Nigeria is POssible.”
Martin Okorowu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, however, disagreed with Obaze’s assertion.
”What exactly is there mimick from Obi? Telling barefaced lies, mediocre performances, inability to delegate and be a team player or fanning embers of religious warfare?
”And by the way, between the duo, who first had their action plan document available to the public? It should be Bola Tinubu. Correct me if I am right.”
Another APC chieftain, Pastor Okezie Atani, queried the comments of Obaze and asked a pertinent question.
“How can Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s manifesto, which was released on October 21 2022, copy Peter Obi’s manifesto, that was released on December 12 2022?”
Olakitan Fagbuyi noted that Obaze’s comment indicates President Tinubu was making the right calls since he assumed office.
“The good thing about this post is you agree that he is on the right path but would instead credit someone else for his success and work ethic than acknowledge that he has always governed in a way that factors in systemic and institutional change,” he wrote.
Labour Party is challenging the declaration of Tinubu as the president by the Independent National Electoral Commission at the presidential election petition tribunal.