You’re Twitter president – Bwala attacks Peter Obi

A former spokesman of the 2023 PDP presidential campaign organisation, Daniel Bwala, has described the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi as ‘Twitter president’.

Bwala, who recently defended President Tinubu’s economic policies, said Obi likes to grandstand and he loves to approbate and reprobate.

He was reacting to Obi’s comment on the withdrawal of Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers from the International Basketball Federation, FIBA, Afrobasket 2025 Qualifiers due to lack of funds from government.

The LP flagbearer had said: “I read, with dismay, the reports of the withdrawal of Nigeria’s senior men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Afrobasket 2025 Qualifiers due to lack of funds.

Unfortunately, such distressing reports can be emanating from our country at this time. Presently many countries are investing in sports as a means of gainful employment for their youths, a source of revenue for their government, and foreign exchange repatriation into their countries from those who are playing overseas, and Nigeria should be striving for a similar situation. Sports has become one of the productive sectors of economic development and growth of nations.

It therefore remains an integral part of moving the nation from consumption to production. Instead of sponsoring political thugs who contribute to the breakdown of law and order in society, such funds should be channeled toward helping our youths discover and nourish their sporting skills. In a very diverse nation like Nigeria, where sports has not only remained a critical part of our unity but is also a huge source of youth empowerment, investment in sports remains critical.

Therefore, attention should be paid to the needs of all sporting endeavours. I urge the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry Of Youth And Sports Development, and other relevant agencies to expedite actions and urgently resolve this issue to enable our national basketball team, D’Tigers, to participate in the competition and be motivated to bring us victory.”

But, the former PDP campaign spokesman uploaded a post Obi’s old post and reminded the former Anambra State governor that he said government should not throw scarce resources to solve immediate challenges.

Obi’s old post read; “We must stop this unproductive habit of throwing scarce and borrowed money at immediate problem….. ”

In response, Bwala wrote on Twitter: “You just like to approbate and reprobate Pitobi. Didn’t you say the below? Nothing Dey sweet you like grandstanding. Twitter President.”