A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Patrick Obahiagbon, has revealed the reason the popularity of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is growing nationwide.
The former member of the House of Representatives said Obi‘s popularity keeps souring nationwide due to the dissatisfaction of the entire political class.
He said Nigerians and particularly Nigerian youths are rallying around the former Governor of Anambra State to save the country.
Obahiagbon made this known during an appearance on a programme on Arise Television, The Morning Show, on Friday.
The former lawmaker, however, saluted Obi’s courage and sincerity to want to cleanse the Nigerian system.
He said: “I do sincerely hope that Nigeria’s parasitic political class are learning the necessary lessons that have greeted the emergence of Peter Obi.
“A favour that his supporters refer to as Obidient movement but which I choose to describe as the emerging, surging political sirocco of the Obi.
“Nigerians and particularly Nigerian youths have become completely dissatisfied and languorous as to the failings and frailty of the entire Nigerian political class be it APC, PDP NNPP etc.
“This is the statement that Nigerians and Nigerian youths are making. They made that first statement which galvanise the protest that led to the end SARS debate.
“The Peter Obi movement is a resurgence and emergence of that dissatisfaction.
“Can Peter Obi ride on the crest and wave Nigeria’s disappointment into the comfortable bowels of the Aso Rock Villa? I say no. I don’t see that.”
The APC chieftain said the LP will not secure up to 25 percent of votes in 24 states in the 2023 elections, adding that the 2023 presidential election is between two parties.
Obahiagbon said the election will be keenly contested by the PDP and APC presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu.
He said: “Only two major political parties are coming into this election. The two major political parties are the APC and the PDP.
“But that asseveration notwithstanding, I make bold to assert that even though this election is going to be contested by two major political parties, the election is throwing up three major presidential aspirants.
“I don’t see how the Labour Party can muster 25 percent in about 24 states in this election.”
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Olugbenga Ige