The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has said his counterpart of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, was part of those responsible for the frequent national electricity grid collapses.
The Human Rights activist stated that Obi was part of the former President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration that could not solve electricity problems.
This follows the latest collapse which occurred on Wednesday, plunging many cities in the country into darkness.
After the grid collapse, Obi had taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter on Thursday to lament the collapse of the national grid which had thrown the country into darkness.
He urged the Federal Government to live up to its statutory responsibilities to avert socio-economic incidents that induce extreme shock and stress on the national population,
He had said: “Reports that the national power grid has collapsed for the 6th time in 7 months is alarming. Once again, many Nigerians have been left grope around in darkness without electricity.
“Such negative parameters are not only benchmarks for governance failure but a compelling catalyst for a leadership change.
“Government must live up to its statutory responsibilities to avert socio-economic incidents that induce extreme shock and stress on the national population.”
But in a swift reaction to the tweet, Sowore slammed Obi over his comment on the grid collapse and should cut the pretence as if he just found out about the issue.
The AAC presidential candidate also asked if the former Anambra governor learnt anything from his recent trip to Egypt.
Sowore wrote: “What a puerile response! @PeterObi served as an adviser to @GEJonathan @OfficialPDPNig government and the electricity situation didn’t improve, recently you travelled to Egypt to “learn” how their electricity works. Didn’t you learn anything? Why pretend that you just found out now?”
What a puerile response? @PeterObi served as an adviser to @GEJonathan @OfficialPDPNig govt & the electricity situation didn’t improve, recently you traveled to Egypt to “learn” how their electricity works. Didn’t you learn anything? Why pretending that you just found out now?
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) July 21, 2022