Revealed: How Tinubu Pushes Peter Obi to Contest, PDP Chieftain Makes Mysterious Revelation
- A chieftain of the PDP, Reno Omokri, has alleged that the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, lured Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate, to contest the 2023 presidential election
- According to Omokri, Tinubu made the move to divide the votes of the PDP into many parts of the country because APC cannot win on its own
- The former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan alleged that the APC is using the same tactic in Kaduna ahead of the governorship election
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Reno Omokri, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has disclosed that Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, deceived Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party, to contest the February 25 presidential election to reduce the votes of its party.
The former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan added that Tinubu was aware that Obi lacked national support but could divide the PDP votes, Nigerian Tribune reported.
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Omokri further revealed that Tinubu used his trusted business allies to lure Obi into joining the presidential race.
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According to Omokri, Tinubu understood the mastery by playing into the mentality of the Obidients, who, in his own view, did not have the humility to see that they were being played.
The PDP chieftain alleged that the APC is playing a similar card in Kaduna, knowing fully well that the party cannot win on its own.
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He said the APC in Kaduna is also sponsoring the Labour Party candidate to divide the votes of the PDP, particularly in southern Kaduna.
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His statement reads in part:
“Peter Obi had no path to victory. He lacked national spread. Tinubu knew that. But he used his trusted business partner, who likes to dance publicly with him, to deceive Obi into contesting, knowing that that was the only way to reduce PDP’s numbers."
Muslim-Muslim ticket: Senator-elect expresses optimism Adamu'll step down today
Legit.ng earlier reported that the APC national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, is faced with a fresh threat to step down from his position and give room to the Christian chairmanship of the party.
A senator-elect disclosed the call for Adamu's resignation as elected lawmakers plan to meet Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, today.
The senator-elect, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, disclosed that there was an earlier agreement that the issue would be urgently addressed once Tinubu was declared the winner.