Why Peter Obi Cannot Win, he’s a Nollywood Actor – El-Rufai

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Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna, has expressed doubt about Peter Obi’s chances of winning the presidential election. During a recent interview with TVC, el-Rufai stated that Obi, the Labour Party (LP) candidate, lacks the support needed to win the election across all states.

El-Rufai referred to the LP candidate as a “Nollywood actor” and said that Obi could only expect significant votes from the southeast and south-south, but not from the north and southwest.

“How can Peter Obi win any election?” el-Rufai asked. “Peter Obi is polling one percent in Sokoto; two percent in Katsina; five percent in Kano. That’s where the votes are. All states are not equal.”

“The fact that you’re doing 70 percent in Anambra state does not mean somebody doing 10 percent in Kano is not better than you,” he continued. “Kano is four million votes that actually happen. The number of votes in Anambra is the size of one local government area in Kaduna state. So, all states are not equal.”

El-Rufai went on to say that despite Obi’s high poll numbers in the southeast and south-south, he does not have the support in other regions, including the southwest, to win the election.

“Peter Obi cannot win the election. He doesn’t have the number of states; he doesn’t have 25 percent — the last time we checked — in more than 16 states. He can’t go anywhere,” el-Rufai said.

“This election is between the APC and PDP because they have the footprint; they have the spread. Ethnicity and religious bigotry will not take you anywhere and that’s what the Labour Party campaign is about.”

“We are the only party with a candidate with a broad-based support across Nigeria, and by the grace of God, we are going to win,” he added.

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