- The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state
- Obi met with the former president at his Yenagoa residence amid the LP candidate’s presidential campaign ahead of the 2023 elections
- Meanwhile, the former president commended Obi vying for the elections outside the mainstream parties
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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, on Friday, met with former President Goodluck Jonathan at his Yenagoa residence in Bayelsa state.
Obi and Jonathan, as of the time of this report on Friday evening, were in a meeting behind closed doors amid the LP candidate’s presidential campaign ahead of the 2023 elections.
According to Jonathan, Nigeria is extremely divided. He told Obi that if he wins, his first task must be to unite Nigeria.
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The former president also commended the presidential candidate for taking the bold step to contest the elections next year outside the two major parties. Obi was accompanied by his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, and party stalwarts.
2023: Credibility of online poll declaring Peter Obi favourite under scrutiny as APC reveals top secret
Meanwhile, questions have been raised over the credibility of the online poll commissioned by Anap Foundation ahead of the 2023 election. As gathered by Legit.ng, the online poll declared Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, as the top favourite ahead of his counterparts in other political parties.
Countering the outcome of this poll, the Spokesperson for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, on Thursday, December 22, during an interview on Channels TV, said the online poll was “deliberately skewed” to encourage Obi’s supporters whose enthusiasm has been off the grid in the past few weeks.
It was gathered that the outcome of the polls saw Peter Obi win by 23 percent and was followed by the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who scored 13 percent.
Why I cannot support Peter Obi, Adebayo reveals
Asked why he picked Tinubu over Obi, Adebayo said he cannot support a candidate who has allegedly “refused to condemn the terrorism adventures of IPOB and the ESN.
“Peter Obi has shown proclivities for mundane considerations of ethnicity, religion and sectionalism. I cannot support someone whose antecedent as an 8-year governor is further plunging his people into poverty (Prof Soludo, the current Anambra Governor said this recently).
“How can I support a candidate whose best achievement is investing the state's resources in family businesses? How can I support a candidate whose greatest achievement as a governor was claiming to have saved funds even in the face of endemic poverty and extreme decay in public infrastructures? How can you hold your head high when you finish your tenure as a Governor only to seek abode in Lagos?”