The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, is a force to look out for in the coming 2023 elections.
Fayose made this known while featuring on Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’ on Thursday.
He said Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party are chronic cancers to the Peoples Democratic Party in the elections.
He said; “I am a PDP member; I’m a leader in this party, but I’ve always said to you; you can’t survive storm if you hide the truth. Obi is a danger to watch out for. I don’t believe Obi will make 25% in two-thirds in 24 states. I don’t believe Obi will make 25%. I am not against Obi, I love him and he’s a very vibrant leader.’’
‘’But let me now say, Obi is more of a chronic cancer to the PDP. There’s no denying. Let me give you my analysis. In the South-West here, people might not like to hear that, they might say Fayose is this; I don’t see how the PDP will win in the South-West. Anybody deceiving us can continue to deceive us. I don’t see how the PDP will win in the South-East. The South-South will be a combination of all interests.”
“Let me now come back to the key states of the North. Without deceiving ourselves, there’s so much work to be done in the North-Central. Both the PDP and the APC have picked no candidate either as president or vice president in the North-West, which is Kaduna and so forth leaving the North-East.’’
‘’The North-East is where you have the candidate of the APC, and Yobe and Borno, and so on. We give Adamawa State to our party. But don’t forget there’s another Kwankwaso who is a semi cancer that can equally upstage figures in the North. Even if they want to support us in the North, it’s not that the PDP will be running with the votes there.”
“So reconciling or negotiating with Obi will be a good thing. Finding a way to make peace with this Wike’s people too will be a good thing.”