The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Presidential running mate, Peter Obi has taken a swipe at the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
While speaking with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja on Monday, Obi said this is not a time for dancing “Shaku Shaku” but a period of sober reflection in Nigeria.
He was responding to Yemi Osinbajo’s statement who had said he was learning how to dance Shaku Shaku ahead of 2019 general elections.
Shaku Shaku is a new dance step by many Nigerians and entertainers.
Obi in his response said Atiku and his team are spending their time on how to create jobs and not learning how to dance.
He said “I have not had the opportunity of reading his comments as I haven’t seen the dailies. I know Vice-President Osibanjo is a gentleman and may not have made such a comment,” Obi said.
“However, while I am not against people dancing or learning how to dance ‘Shaku Shaku’, as I believe it is one of those things that is keeping our people going on in this very difficult times, I believe that the crossroads that we have found ourselves in as a nation requires sober reflection.
“For me in particular, this period calls for sober reflection not dancing or learning how to dance as there are many challenges facing our nation at the moment. Not the least being recently having our country named the world headquarters of extreme poverty with over eighty seven million people. Worse still millions more are losing their jobs, with four million by the third quarter of this year alone.
“Millions of Nigerians go to bed hungry not knowing where the meal for the next day will come from, hundreds of thousands risk death by crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea to wherever they can make a living.
“These and other challenges are indicative of the dire straits facing us as a nation today. And these are what we on the Atiku team are spending our time with the best minds on how to start creating jobs and putting food on people’s table. We must get Nigeria to start working again for the good of everyone.”