Recently, Bola Tinubu asserted his claim to a spot in the Guinness World Records, boasting about deserving recognition for his accomplishments in the country since assuming a leadership role.
In response, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party and former governor of Anambra State, expressed his belief that Tinubu should indeed be acknowledged by the Guinness World Records, but for a less commendable reason.
Obi stated that Tinubu should be recognized for causing Nigerians significant and unparalleled hardship.
Having shifted his focus from the 2023 general elections, Obi explained that he was now concentrating on governance and addressing substantial issues.
During an interview with Vanguard, he highlighted that the citizens on the streets could assess Tinubu's performance since May 2023.
It is worth noting that Tinubu had earlier proclaimed his worthiness for inclusion in the Guinness World Records based on his leadership performances in the country.
Reacting Peter Obi said, “He may actually be correct when he claims that his name deserves to be in the Guinness World Records. Don’t forget that people’s names don’t always make it into the Guinness World Records for only altruistic reasons. So, it depends on which angle he is coming from. If the idea is to put his name in the Guinness Book of Records for causing Nigerians the most hardship – untold hardship, of course he is spot on and I will totally agree with him because his reforms are not achieving what they are meant to achieve.
“Well, for me, the biggest lesson (from the 2023 general elections) is the fact that Nigerians are actually committed to good governance. They are not as complacent as people thought they were because they, especially the youths, were actually committed to doing the right thing. That is why they came out in their numbers to participate in the elections.
“The second lesson is the realisation that the leaders, most people in the elite class are not actually interested in good governance because you can classify the electoral umpire as part of the elite class, the government, all of us are not prepared to do the right thing because if the elites are prepared to do the right thing, the result or the outcome of the election would have been different.