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Nigerians have reacted to the statement of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Naija News reports that Ekweremadu while speaking to newsmen on Wednesday had revealed that Peter Obi can not become Nigeria’s president.
The lawmaker who hails from Enugu acknowledged that Peter Obi is a credible candidate and their son but they need to be dynamic in the election.
Ekweremadu expressed confidence that the Southeast would vote for the opposition People’s Democratic Party as he likened voting for Peter Obi as ‘throwing away votes’.
Following the comments, some Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to react to the statement by Ike Ekweremadu
See some of the reactions below;
One Ezejide Augustus N wrote; ”He represents my constituency and I can tell you for free, Ike Ekweremadu is a useless man. He did absolutely nothing worth praising him.”
One Cross wrote; ‘‘This Ike Ekweremadu wants to tell the South-east not to vote Peter Obi in the presidential election? Someone that was beaten to near pulp in Germany by Igbo men on new yam festival day???”
One DOT_G4 wrote; ”I personally think it is high time the people of South East and entire Igbo nation in the world should give Ike Ekweremadu another general beating. A man who was deputy senate but has nothing to show for it.”
One OsinachiHenry wrote; ‘The thing I love about the SE and SS is no single man decides for their people especially, the SE. Ike Ekweremadu can’t even dictate to his gateman who to vote for. The SE follow principles not individuals no matter how much you have’
One Betty Buzo wrote; ”I can’t waste my time on someone Umunna rejected and disgraced in Germany. That is enough embarrassment to his entire political career.
Ike Ekweremadu is not a topic”
One OC Emmanuel wrote; ”Ike is one politician who is benefiting from the failed system. As such, he would want it to continue. My pain is with jobless Nigerian Youths and those not benefiting from the govt but are still trying to whip up ethnic and religious sentiment.”