Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described Peter Obi, presidential running mate of Atiku Abubakar, has “half China, half India”.
Oshiomole said this in Kano on Thursday at the Sani Abacha Stadium, venue of the day’s presidential campaign rally of the ruling party.
The former Edo State Governor who began his speech by promising he would make it short mocked Atiku for once turning to an Obi, which resulted in failure, before turning to another one, which will likewise end in failure.
The first Obi mentioned by Oshiomhole is Senator Ben Obi, who was Atiku’s running mate when he contested the 2007 presidential election on the platform of the Action Congress (AC).
“I was telling someone this morning: Atiku has made again another mistake of his life. The first time he contested for the presidency, he went for an Obi. After Obi, he failed; he returned to PDP. He tried again, he failed; he came back to APC. He tried again he failed; this time he went back to PDP and went to another Obi.
“This other Obi is half China and half India — because if he speaks three words, one will be Chinese, the second one will be Indian and the third one will be a mixture of Igbo and Yoruba. I have tried to teach him my own language but he is not likely to succeed.” Oshiomole said.