The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has reacted to a statement by the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai that there is no single thinking brain left in the PDP.
Obi mocked the Kaduna governor; saying, “All the good brains are in the APC (All Progressives Congress), yet he country isn’t working.” Obi, who was also a former governor of Anambra State, spoke in Abuja while appearing on ARISE News Television.
Addressing the matter, Obi stated, “Well, all the good brains are in APC, but the country is not working. The good brains are in APC, yet the country is collapsing. That’s all I can say. When APC came, this country was growing at six per cent, since they came, look at where we are! Everything has headed south, not one item is positive.”
The vice presidential candidate also commented on the ongoing conversation on the minimum wage and said while he wasn’t speaking for the presidential candidate or the party, there is need to sit down with labour, look at the income of the nation and the various states and determine the appropriate figure.
“Personally, I do not believe that somebody from Lagos should pay same thing with somebody from Ebonyi State. If you go all over the globe, there is no place where two states pay the same salary even America,” he said.
On the search on Atiku by the security agencies, he said that the opposition leaders were not only targeted and persecuted, but the ruling party was turning the whole thing into childish affair. Obi said what the PDP was concerned with now was to bring the country back to where it used to be. He said his principal, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, would prioritise security, national unity, education and job creation, if elected president of Nigeria, saying the country is broken, that another four years of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should be beyond contemplation of any right thinking Nigerian.