By Ikeugonna Eleke
The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife, has denied throwing jabs at Mr Peter Obi.
Ekwunife who was at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for the official flag off of the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had said Nigeria did not need a kindergarten president.
Ekwunife in a now viral video, while campaigning for the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar said Nigeria did not need one who would always remind the country of her problem, but one who knew how to solve it.
Many followers of Peter Obi in Anambra State had interpreted the video to be referring to Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP.
Many supporters of Obi have been lashing at Ekwunife, who had before now, reportedly proclaimed herself as a political daughter of Obi, before Obi left the PDP for LP.
But in a press release, Ekwunife, who some people believed, had seemed to have realized what they described as her folly had recanted, saying she was not reacting to Obi.
In a press referring by her media assistant, Mr Kingsley Ubani, Ekwunife said the video was being misinterpreted.
Ubani in the release said, ‘The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Uche Ekwunife PhD, earlier today (Tuesday) stated that Nigeria needs a president that can transit its economy from consumption to production, adding that the country does not need a kindergarten President.
‘Ekwunife who spoke at the PDP Presidential Campaign flag-off in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, was addressing Nigerians on the need to support her party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
‘The interpretation in some quarters that Senator Ekwunife was referring to the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, or the candidate of any other political party in her speech, is wrong.
‘Senator Ekwunife’s statements were in line with the fact that Nigeria needs a president who is well rounded and has the resume, experience, mindset and qualifications to lead the country out of the woods.’