The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, cannot win on February 25.
El-Rufai criticized the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, calling him a Nollywood actor, and claimed he lacks the necessary numbers.
He stated that there is a contest between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
El-Rufai discounted Obi’s popularity, claiming that he would only win votes in the South-East and a few South-South regions.
The APC stalwart said that votes in only one Kaduna Local Government Area would invalidate votes in Anambra.
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform was used by the LP flagbearer during his eight years as governor of the State.
El-Rufai stated in an interview with TVC that Obi is polling at 1% in Sokoto, 2% in Katsina, and 5% in Kano.
“Doing 70 percent in Anambra State does not mean somebody doing 10 percent in Kano is not better than you.
“Kano is 4 million votes…Yes, Peter Obi will sweep Southern States, he will do well in South-South, where else?” He queried.
El-Rufai added that Obi is not polling well in the South-West “other than a drop of ocean in Lagos”.
“He is polling in Christian enclaves in the North, but how many are they?” the governor quipped.
He said “ethnicity and religious bigotry will not take you anywhere”, maintaining that the election is APC versus PDP “because they have the footprint”.
On February 25, Peter Obi will compete with Bola Tinubu of the APC, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP.