Peter Obi will not win - Festus Keyamo vows

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The candidacy of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has continued to concern his political arrivals.

Some members of the opposition still believe that despite Obi's popularity, he does not possess the popularity he needs to win the February 2023 election.

The All Progress Congress (APC) campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, said, "lacks the nationwide support base to muster a victory for the presidential poll."

However, Mr Keyamo, featured in an Interview on Channels Television on Tuesday, acknowledged that the LP candidate was "doing better than expected."

Edwin Clark and Peter Obi
Edwin Clark and Peter Obi

He also said the split in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - referring to the G5 fall-out, is in favour of the APC.

He said, "I want to let all Nigerians know this, including the APC supporters. We want to address our base. Either way the G5 goes is a win-win situation for APC because this G5 is a strong component of the PDP."

"If they go to Peter Obi, win-win for APC; if they come to us, it's a plus. Anywhere they go, except Atiku Abubakar, is a win-win for us. Even the votes they are taking to Labour Party will also not give victory to the party.

"This is a young party, Peter Obi went there in the last 5 or 6 months, and they are doing well, better than expected.

"It's not that people expect them to win. No, Labour Party will not win. I can bet with anything that is precious to me on earth. I can tell you, and I am that confident. I put it down that they will not win."

Mr Obi has been endorsed by a former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo and a chieftain in Ijaw, Delta State, Edwin Clark.

The endorsement has attracted reactions from both the opposition and the Presidency who believed that their endorsement would not change the result for Mr Obi.

Mr Obi is popular mong Nigerians who staged themselves as #obidients and he is scheduled to speak at Chatham House on January 16, 2023.

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