"Peter Obi Can't Win 2023 Presidential Election," Ekwunife Denies Endorsing LP, Tells Nigerians What to Do
- Peter Obi has been described as a force to reckon with in the build-up to the 2023 presidential election
- This description of Peter Obi was given by Uche Ekwunife, the 2023 Anambra Central senatorial district candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party
- Ekwunife said Obi lacks the capacity to win at the polls unlike Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the PDP who she believes will emerge president with a wide margin
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The Anambra Central senatorial district for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Ekwunife, has denied reports that she has thrown her support for the Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi.
The Punch reports that Ekwunife, who said that Obi cannot win the 2023 presidential election, added that she never endorsed the former Anambra state governor.
In a statement released on Sunday, February 5, the former lawmaker said that while it is clear that Peter Obi is a force to reckon with in the forthcoming elections, he lacks the capacity to gather the required vote spread needed to win the election.
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“I want to state categorically that those statements never emanated from me or my campaign council.
“I also, wish to state that Peter Obi is my leader and an elder brother from Anambra Central whom I respect and hold in high esteem.
Ekwunife's focus for the 2023 elections
To further buttress her point, Ekwunife declared that her complete support is for the PDP and its 2023 presidential candidate and his running mate, Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa respectively.
“May I restate that I’m of the PDP and we have candidates in all the elective positions across Nigeria and I cannot at this point, work against my party or any of her candidates for whatever reasons?
“Peter Obi is no doubt, a force to reckon with in the election, but will not be able to garner the required spread that will secure a win, unlike Atiku who has everything it takes to win the election with a high margin."
She also urged the people of Anambra to ensure they vote for Atiky Abubakar of the PDP in the 2023 presidential election.
"Peter Obi is the light, APC, PDP is darkness," Former SGF drops bombshell, begs Nigerians for forgiveness
Meanwhile, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, pleaded with Nigerians for asking them to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the past elections.
Lawal said he has seen the light and is sorry for leading Nigerians to the current challenges they are facing post-2015 and 2019 polls.
He has, however, been very vocal against the APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election.
Tension in Atiku, Tinubu’s camps as Southern, Middle Belt leaders make major move ahead of 2023 election
The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi, has gotten a fresh endorsement ahead of the polls.
Obi has been endorsed by the leaders and elders of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, (SMBLF).
The elders, led by Chief Edwin Clark, made the declaration in a meeting which took place on Wednesday, February 2.