Obi Reacts As El-rufai Calls Him Nollywood Actor
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has reacted to a claim by Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State that he’s a Nollywood actor.
El-rufai made the statement on TVC’s Journalists’ Hangout where he revealed that Obi cannot win election.
He said the former governor of Anambra State lacked the needed support in the north to succeed.
The Kaduna governor said, “He is polling in the Christian enclaves in the North but how many are they? Peter Obi cannot win the election. He doesn’t have the number of states, he doesn’t have 25 per cent in more 16 states, the last time we checked. He can’t go anywhere.
“Peter Obi is a Nollywood actor and that’s all he will be. This election is between the APC and the PDP because they have the footprint, they have the spread. Ethnicity and religious bigotry will not take you anywhere and that’s what the Labour Party campaign is all about,” he said.
However, Obi said he would focus on Nollywood if elected president, calling on Nigerian actors to support him since El-rufai had tagged him as one.
He said, “I thank El-Rufai for what he said, at least he gave me some percentages; I’ll work hard to improve on that. The entertainment industry is one of the engines that will develop us as a nation, I’ll focus on that and the Nollywood.
“And since he said I’m an actor, I’m calling on all those in the entertainment industry, including the Nollywood, to support me.”