The Labour Party’s Peter Obi has no chance of winning the presidency in 2023, according to the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council.
On Wednesday, the council reacted to the endorsements of Obi as their chosen presidential candidate by Chief Edwin Clark and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The South-South Coordinator of the Public Affairs Directorate, Cletus Obun, stated to journalists in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, that the Labour Party’s presidential candidate winning the elections on February 25, 2023, would be the “miracle of the century.”
He called those supporting Obi political undertakers and a pointless effort.
He insisted that despite the endorsements, Obi won’t win because he lacks the political clout and war chest necessary to accomplish it.
A candidate for the future, according to Obun, a former chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Cross River State.
“The so-called popularity and endorsements cannot guarantee victory for Peter Obi
“We are overreacting to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Obi. The former President has run his full circle and what you are seeing now is a once-upon-a-time patriot who is now on the decline and he thought he can re-invent himself.
” Don’t forget that he did this in 2019. He said worse things and gave the impression that Nigeria was on the precipice. To him, Nigeria will collapse.
” Today he wants to enthrone a puppet with himself as the master puppet. He said Obi will have someone to draw his ear. This is a metaphor for a puppet.
” Obj is a bad example of what a democrat should be. Everything about democracy he tries to subvert. He has anti-democratic tendencies.”
According to him, Obasanjo and Edwin Clark are men who have exhausted their stay on earth.
“And so, the only way to catch headlines is to endorse someone who cannot win an election.
”Chief Clarke in a clannish move endorsed GEJ in 2015, OBJ in 2019 endorsed Atiku. They both lost as they will surely do on February 25, 2023. These men are political undertakers.
“Their role now is to pray for the best leader for our country. Their frail jump into the extreme partisan participation is a fatal plunge into political irrelevance.”
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