A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has said that the only obstacle posed before the party ahead of the 2023 presidential election is the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Okechukwu said that the APC is not worried about Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), noting that he (Atiku) had lost his base.
He disclosed this on Monday morning while featuring on the Arise Television Morning Show program.
According to him, APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has come a long way and knows the country very well enough to win the 2023 presidential election.
“As per Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, what nobody can deny is that he knows the onion. He knows the gravitas, he knows the country, and he has come a long way. And we are not bothered about PDP; for instance, Atiku has lost his base.
“We are more concerned about Peter Obi and others. Kwankwaso is qualified and highly capable, but he is riding against the zoning convention. And so, if you tell us about Peter Obi, then we can say, ok, that is where we are worried,” but not about Atiku, who has lost his base.
“Atiku cannot win; I challenge those who are saying so. He cannot harvest Buhari’s 12 million votes; he cannot. He does not have Buhari’s vote bank,” he said.