The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has reacted to the statement by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, that he (Obi) should focus on Nollywood, instead of running for presidency.
Wakadaily gathered that the Kaduna governor while featuring on the Channels Television’s programme on Wednesday 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.
Reacting to it, Obi said he would work hard to improve on the Nollywood industry if elected, calling on Nigerian actors to support him since El-Rufai had tagged him as one.
The former governor of Anambra State gave the reply on Sunday when featuring on Arise Television’s ‘Sunday Show’ programme.
Obi 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.”