Ayodele Fayose, former Ekiti state governor, says Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, is a chronic cancer to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In an interview with ChannelsTV, Fayose noted that Obi’s emergence could mean a danger for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP.
While dismissing Obi’s ability to win the 2023 presidential election, the former governor maintained that PDP may lose votes from the southeast if he remains in the race.
“Obi is a danger to watch out for. I don’t believe Obi will make 25 percent in two-thirds in 24 states. I don’t believe Obi will make 25 percent. I am not against Obi, I love him and he’s a very vibrant leader,” Fayose said.
“But let me now say, Obi is more of a chronic cancer to the PDP. I don’t see how the PDP will win in the South-West. Anybody deceiving us can continue to deceive us. I don’t see how the PDP will win in the South-East. The South-South will be a combination of all interests.
“Let me now come back to the key states of the North. Without deceiving ourselves, there’s so much work to be done in the North-Central. Both the PDP and the APC have picked no candidate either as president or vice president in the North-West, which is Kaduna and so forth, leaving the North-East.
“The NE is where you have the candidate of the APC, and Yobe and Borno, and so on. We give Adamawa State to our party. But don’t forget there’s another Kwankwaso who is a semi cancer, that can equally upstage figures in the North. Even if they want to support us in the North, it’s not that the PDP will be running with the votes there,” he added.