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The People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate ,Atiku Abubakar has dismissed the chances of his former running mate, Peter Obi, who is now the candidate of the Labour Party.
Atiku argued that Obi’s popularity was mainly on social media and about 90 per cent of northerners are not on social media.
He added that Obi’s candidacy would not split the votes of the PDP because he had no structure or politician to push his candidacy.
“I really don’t expect the Labour Party to take many votes from the PDP as people are speculating. They have no structure at all levels, with no governor, and lawmaker. It will take a miracle for the Labour Party with no structure at the grassroots to win the election.
“They had said through social media they have one million votes in Osun State but how many votes do they have in real life? In the northern part of the country, about 90 per cent of people don’t have access to social media. Most of the electorate are not on social media,” he said.
Atiku added that Obi never informed him of his intention to leave the PDP, adding that he was only informed a few days after.
Also, Valentine Obienyem, Peter Obi’s spokesperson, said Obi would win next year’s election.
“Things are not working well in Nigeria today, we have acute hunger in the land. Is it social media generated? We have many things going wrong in Nigeria, not because of social media.
“If it is not because of social media, you cannot say that it’s only those in social media that feel the impact. So, whether you’re in the social media, villages and wherever you are in Nigeria today, we are having the impact of hard times.
“Whether they’re in social media or not does not really affect the vote. I can tell you that 80 per cent of Nigerians believe that it is Peter Obi that will solve all these problems. So, his followership is not social media generated, but a product of the dysfunction that we have in the society today. Followers of Obi go beyond social media,” he added.
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