Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says Peter Obi’s emergence would affect Atiku Abubakar’s chances of winning the 2023 presidential election.
Obi and Atiku are the presidential candidates of the Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively.
The Kano state governor insisted that the crisis rocking the PDP – spearheaded by Governor Nyesom Wike and four PDP governors — could spell doom for Atiku and the opposition party in 2023.
According to him, Obi’s emergence from the southeastern part of the country means that “he will snatch away Atiku’s votes” in the region.
“Apart from the problem they have within the political party, especially the G5, there is also the factor of Obi. So, any political analyst would know that the emergence of the Labour Party is a minus to PDP and by extrapolation, it is a plus to our great party, the APC,” Ganduje declared.
Ganduje maintained that Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), may get more votes from a local government in Kano state than the entire southeast region.
“For APC, I think it is even a good omen. Instead of having a very close competitor, now the attention of the competitor has been diverted,” Ganduje said.