A former Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, has expressed fear over the growing popularity of Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, in some Northern States.
Ahmad said Obi’s name has metamorphosed into a movement in Kano and Katsina States and warned other presidential candidates that the former Anambra state governor had become a movement to beat in both States.
The former presidential aide, in a tweet, said Obi may likely claim 75 to 80 percent votes in Kano and Katsina States.
“Let me confess, the name Peter Obi alone is a movement to beat, I was in Kano over the weekend and to my surprise everywhere is PO, nobody is talking about other candidates anymore and a friend told me that it’s a similar story in Katsina. LP is getting 75% – 80% in those States,” he tweeted.
It should be recalled that Mr Obi, who was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, defected to LP before the Nigerian major opposition conducted their presidential primary election which produced Atiku Abubakar as the the party’s flagbearer.
Since he joined LP, Obi has become a household name among Nigerians who feel he should be the country’s next president.
As Nigeria draws closer to the 2023 presidential election, the clamour for electorates to vote Obi continues to increase daily.
Despite his growing popularity, the All Progressives Congress, APC, had said its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu has nothing to fear.
A former Acting National Chairman of APC, Hillard Eta, had said most of those agitating online would end up voting for Tinubu in 2023.
Eta had pointed out that such an agitation was nothing new.
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