African Action Congress’ presidential flag-bearer Omoyele Sowore Friday said former Anambra Gov. Peter Obi is not the change Nigeria needs.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Sowore said Obi – who’s also the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party – was part of the old system that led the nation into the ditch.

“Peter Obi is part of the old system that I’ve always fought,” Sowore said.

He added: “I understand where he is coming from. It is 1999 repeated. Nigeria wants to change, some young people are genuinely interested in change, a different direction. And then they are presented with somebody who worked for the establishment; somebody who has been in PDP, APGA, come back to PDP, Labour Party.

“He’s not new to the rotten system. Somebody who was eight years as governor of a state. We can be emotional about it but that’s the truth. He didn’t build any schools. He didn’t build any industry. He didn’t have a power station. He’s not my kind of progressive.”

Sowore – who first ran for Nigeria’s president in 2019 – said he did not see Obi as a threat to his ambition because he’s better prepared to emerge as Nigeria’s leader come 2023.

“I was the only candidate who participated in 2019 that did not stop campaigning or advocating,” he said. “I engaged, immediately after that election, in a number of revolutionary activities that took me to jail.”


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