Our reporter| A chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Osita Okechukwu, on Monday said his party is only worried about Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, and not Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer in the 2023 presidential election.
Okechukwu, who made the disclosure while featuring on Arise Television programme morning show, also said Bola Tinubu, APC’s presidential candidate, has come a long way and knows the country very well to win next years presidential election.
According to the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Atiku had lost his base and cannot harvest Buhari’s 12 million votes.
“As per Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, what nobody can deny is that he knows the onion. He knows the gravitas, he knows the country, and he has come a long way. And we are not bothered about PDP; for instance, Atiku has lost his base, he said.
Osita Okechukwu-DG VON
“We are more bothered about Peter Obi and others. Kwankwaso, we know he is qualified and highly capable, but he is riding against the zoning convention. And so, if you tell us about Peter Obi, then we can say, ok, that is where we are worried, but not about Atiku, who has lost his base.
“Atiku cannot win; I challenge those who are saying so. He cannot harvest Buhari’s 12 million votes; he cannot. He does not have Buhari’s vote bank,” he said.