Several reactions have trailed the performance of the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, during “The Candidates” programme.
The Candidates is a programme anchored by respected journalist Kadaria Ahmed to give political office seekers a platform to tell the masses about their plans.
It was held on Wednesday, 30 January, with Obi and Atiku Abubakar, who is the PDP presidential candidate in attendance.
Reacting to the programme, many Nigerians on Twitter hailed Obi, who is a former governor of Anambra State, for his analytical skills.
According to them, Obi explained the PDP’s vision in a aymen’s term and thus drove his points home.
However, they were others who expressed dissatisfaction with his performance, accusing him of bandying incorrect figures.
see comments below:
Pretty sure Kadaria was given Questions by BMC in order to rattle Atiku & Peter Obi & make them a laughing stock but to her surprise she is getting Shutdown like PC with low battery. She thinks she is talking to someone that Forged WAEC Certificate #NgTheCandidates
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) January 30, 2019
OH GOD PETER OBI IS BRILLIANT!. References VAR decisions on how a Referee could be wrong until they examine it. Kadaria had to call for a break #NGTheCandidates
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) January 30, 2019
Peter Obi doesn’t realize that his figures are confusing and he only ends up fudging the numbers and further destroying his own credibility- all in a bid to show us he is ‘smart’.
Dude, show us your heart, not your brain. This is politics, not a classroom.#NgTheCandidates
— Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin (@muyiwag) January 30, 2019
Peter Obi’s head has too much figures, facts, examples and analogies for one Man. This Man is sound!
I Stan a King!#NgTheCandidates
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) January 30, 2019
— Chemical Boy 🤞 (@Chemicalboyy) January 30, 2019
#NGTheCandidates MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Yesterday, Atikulate FC Striker was in brilliant form articulating ideas, Job policies and business models while Peter Obi was dazzling like Messi
Last Week, we watched Daura Bakayoko beg his low budget Ngolo Kante to intercept passes for him. pic.twitter.com/SDk0V74qZk
— Ebube The Statesman (@akaebube) January 31, 2019
Someone should inform Peter Obi that the rate of success of looted funds' recovery as well as the closing of gaps for corruption is why Nigeria has the largest infrastructural development under-going right now unlike the last 16 years. #NGTheCandidates #AtikuNeverAgain
— Dipo Adesugba (@AdesugbaDipo) January 30, 2019
Peter Obi lied again about 1$ to 1=N=, But Kadaria Ahmed stopped him.#NgTheCandidates
— Yunus Jnr.|PMB❁ (@yunusxonline) January 30, 2019
90% of Igbos 'll vote Atiku & its not because he picked Peter Obi. In 2003,Buhari picked Chuba Okadigbo & Igbos voted OBJ
Igbos 're bizness folks,they know a bad market when they see one.Igbos don't hate Buhari,they hate the poverty associated with him &his govt
— Miz Cazorla (@MizCazorla1) January 28, 2019
See Atiku answering questions on #NgTheCandidates without having to seek clarifications from Peter Obi or complaining about microphones… and you want to vote a Buhari above Atiku! Haba na
— Solopenja (@solomonapenja) January 30, 2019
I think whosoever watched the ATIKU ABUBAKAR and PETER OBI performance tonight would have decided who to vote for on February 16, 2019…
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) January 30, 2019