Umar Mohammed, a political analyst in Zamfara State, believes that Labour Party (LP) candidate Peter Obi will surprise many people by winning the 2023 presidential election.
He stated that despite the fact that his party lacks a recognized structure and functional offices in many states of the federation, Obi has won the support and admiration of many Nigerians.
Mohammed added that the crisis afflicting the country’s two major parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), may give the former Anambra State Governor an advantage in the upcoming elections.
During a conversation with Newsmen, the analyst stated that it is obvious Obi has given the Labour Party popularity and has been making great strides.
He said: “Search everywhere in Sokoto and Zamfara states, you cannot find any structure or secretariat of Labour party (LP), even though the party is one of the strongest contenders ahead of 2023 general elections.”
“We all know very well that Labour Party did not make Peter Obi, but he made the party. Before now, nobody knew the existence of the Labour Party.
“But as Obi was made the party’s presidential candidate, the party became so powerful, and it is now a party to be reckoned with.”
Further, Mohammed stated that the Muslim-Muslim ticket, as well as the APC government’s failure in many areas, which has left Nigerians frustrated, and the internal wrangling plaguing the PDP, may just give Peter Obi and the Labour Party an advantage in the 2023 elections.
According to him, the political schisms in the PDP and APC may favor Obi.
“From all indications, Nigerians are tired of APC government due to lingering terrorism affecting lives, properties, and legitimate business activities of innocent citizens of the country,” he added.
He concluded that even if Obi does not win the 2023 presidential election, his growing popularity and acceptance among Nigerians has set a record.
“This Peter Obi’s first time of contesting for the country’s presidential race and he is pulling such crowd everywhere even if he losses, he has created record,” he said.
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