Governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai has played down the chances of Labour Party’s Peter Obi of winning the forthcoming presidential election.
The former minister of the Federal Capital Territory said that the former Anambra state governor does not have the support in key areas of the country to win the election.
El-Rufai said on a TV program on Television Continental further stated that Obi will only have reasonable votes from southeast and south-south, but not from northern Nigeria and the southwest.
He said: “Peter Obi is polling one per cent in Sokoto; two per cent in Katsina; five per cent in Kano. That’s where the votes are. All states are not equal.
“The fact that you’re doing 70 per cent in Anambra state does not mean somebody doing 10 per cent in Kano is not better than you. Kano is four million votes that actually happen.
“The number of votes in Anambra is the size of one local government area in Kaduna state. So, all states are not equal.
“Peter Obi cannot win the election. He doesn’t have the number of states; he doesn’t have 25 per cent — the last time we checked — in more than 16 states. He can’t go anywhere.
“Peter Obi is a Nollywood actor and that’s all he will be. This election is between the APC and PDP because they have the footprint; they have the spread. Ethnicity and religious bigotry will not take you anywhere and that’s what the Labour Party campaign is about.”