2027: Why Obi, El-Rufai Will Work for Tinubu’s Re-Election, Adayanju Reveals

2027: Why Obi, El-Rufai Will Work for Tinubu’s Re-Election, Adayanju Reveals

  • Human rights advocate Deji Adeyanju expressed his views on the Nigerian political landscape.
  • Adeyanju asserts that figures like Peter Obi from the Labour Party and Nasir El-Rufain from the APC serve as distractions.
  • On social media, Adeyanju labelled them as political "Jobmen," suggesting their actions undermine efforts to build a solid and unified opposition.

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja — Human rights lawyer and activist Deji Adeyanju said Peter Obi, the bannerman of the Labour Party, and Nasir El-Rufain of the APC are both political distractions.

In a social media post on Friday, March 22, Adeyanju described both men as political "Jobmen."

Barrister Adeyanju described the duo as job men
El-Rufai and Obi have been on a visiting spree lately. Photo Credit: Mr Peter Obi/Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Nasir El-Rufai
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He claimed their activities were mere distractions to sabotage a united and formidable opposition.

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Obi recently visited two central mosques in Nasarawa and Niger State to join them in observing Ramadan.

Similarly, El-Rufai has been on a visiting spree, visiting the chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Femi Fani Kayode (APC), and Senator Abdul Ningi, the suspended PDP lawmaker.

The moves by both men have been speculated to be deliberate in preparations for the 2027 presidential polls.

Adayanju, in his reaction to these moves, posted:

"Obi & elRufai are political distractions. They will both work for Tinubu like they did in the last election and sabotage a united opposition. They are JOBMEN."

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Obi's departure from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he held a prominent position, to join the Labour Party and become its presidential candidate was a significant move.

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Many analysts suggest that Obi's switch was pivotal in the PDP's loss in the presidential election.

Despite garnering a substantial 6,101,533 votes, Obi trailed behind both PDP's Atiku Abubakar and eventual winner President Bola Tinubu, who secured 6,984,520 and 8,794,726 votes, respectively.

Some speculate that Obi unintentionally aided Tinubu's victory by splitting the opposition vote after leaving the PDP.

Nasir El-Rufai visits suspended PDP Senator Abdul Ningi

Meanwhile, El-Rufai recently visited the residence of Senator Abdul Ningi, who had been recently suspended from the national assembly.

Senator Ningi, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, was suspended by the Senate.

El-Rufai's visit to Ningi's home is part of a pattern of prominent courtesy calls he has been making.

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.