After weeks of false starts and last-minute postponements, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, finally featured on CNN yesterday to discuss his unlikely run in an interview with Zain Asher.
But his appearance, wildly promoted by his sectional and violence-prone supporters, delivered little than promised, with more Nigerians expressing disappointment over his uninsightful responses to questions around challenges that persist in the country.
According to them, the interview, similar to others before it, failed to inspire confidence or provide a clear picture of the candidate’s agenda, including practical solutions to some of the problems he elaborately described, often with false and manufactured data.
Commenting on Twitter, Theo Abu (@TheoAbuAgada), said: “Listening to Peter Obi on CNN. Doesn’t sound confident. Very uninspiring. Not proffering solutions to the problems. I am not impressed. Extremely disappointed. Very poor outing.”
Another chartered accountant who tweets via the handle @teejay_132, said “I’m currently watching Peter Obi on CNN and all I can say is that man is dull, He is no where near the kind of person that can govern this country.”
On his part, Amenah with the handle @amenahuruemu said “There was nothing Peter Obi said in that CNN interview that this current govt isn’t doing already. And there was nothing he mentioned in that interview that he did in Anambra. That man just enjoys lying and sound so off point alot of time. It is depressing watching Obi speak.”
The sentiment was largely the same on other platforms where more Nigerians ridiculed the former Anambra Governor’s performance, criticizing him as an “empty” dramatist who rehashes well-known problems but fails to offer sound, practical solutions.