Peter Obi’s Presidency A Good Omen For APC – Ganduje
The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, says Peter Obi running for Presidency is good for the All Progressive Congress, APC.
He described Obi’s Presidency as a good omen for the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Ganduje stated this during an interview with Channels Television on Monday.
During the 2019 election, Peter Obi was the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while Atiku Abubakar, was the presidential candidate.
In May, Obi dumped the PDP and clinched the presidential ticket of the LP.
Over the past weeks, political analysts have speculated that the participation of Obi in the 2023 presidential election may affect the PDP’s chances.
Asked if the growing popularity of Obi may cause problems for the APC, the Kano governor said Obi as the LP candidate would have little to no effect on the APC.
“Our major contender is the PDP.” “What is our political investment in the South-East? The votes we got from Nasarawa Local Government in Kano Metropolitan Area were much higher than the total votes APC got in the entire five states of the South-East.
“So, you can see that if there is any problem politically in the South-East, it is the PDP that will suffer the brush. So, with the emergence of Obi from the Southeastern part of this country I think it’s the votes of the PDP that will be snatched away and are already snatched away.
“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 pointed to the internal crisis in the PDP as further cause for the party to be worried about its chances in the forthcoming election.
“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 said.