'Obi is a danger to watch out for', Ayodele Fayose tells PDP to negotiate

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"Obi is a danger to watch out for," a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said.

Fayose said the Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi, could be why the Peoples Democratic Party would lose in the 2023 presential election.

The former governor said this on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television.

Fayose advised the PDP, his party, to negotiate with Obi and the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, to settle the rift within the party if they must win the election.

He said, "Obi is a danger to watch out for. I don't believe Obi will make 25 percent of the votes in two-thirds of the states of the federation.

Ayodele Fayose
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State under the People's Democratic Party

"I'm not against Obi. I love him, and he is a very vibrant leader. I don't believe he will get the required 25 percent of votes because of my permutation as Ayodele Fayose, but with God, nothing shall be impossible.

"Let me say Obi is more of chronic cancer to PDP, and there is no denying it.

"Let me give you an analysis. In the southwest, people might not like to hear that; I don't see how PDP will win. Anybody deceiving us can continue to deceive us.

"I don't see how PDP will win in the southeast. South-south will be a combination of all interests. Let me come to the key states of the north.

"Without deceiving ourselves, there is so much work to do in the north-central. PDP and APC did not pick any candidate, either presidential or vice-presidential, from the north-central. The northeast is where the vice-presidential candidate of APC comes from.

Peter Obi and Nyesom Wike
Peter Obi and Nyesom Wike

"We will give Adamawa state to our party. Don't forget there is still another Kwankwaso who is a semi-cancer that can equally upstage figures in the north.

"Reconciling or negotiating with Obi will be a good thing, and finding a way to make peace with these Wike people will be a good thing too."

The participation of Obi in the 2023 presidential election under LP has elicited speculations that the votes of the

Mr. Obi was a running mate to the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in 2019.

The former governor of Anambra governor dumped the PDP in May 2022 for LP after he failed to secure the ticket.

His emergency as the LP candidate has attracted a lot of followership who mostly identified themselves as "Obidients."

Though the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, and the PDP have claimed the LP candidate only has fans online, in recent weeks, Mr. Obi has shown his online fans are not robots.

Wike To Support Peter Obi's Campaign

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the River State governor, Mr. Wike, vowed to provide Mr. Obi with logistics to defeat his party, PDP.

Wike declared his support for Mr. Obi after inviting him to the opening of the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover in Port Harcourt.

The governor said the LP candidate possesses the required qualities to rule Nigeria.

"I know you as a person; you meet all the requirements and possess all the qualities necessary to govern our nation. No one can dispute that."

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