A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has said that the main challenger the APC considers to constitute problem in the next year’s election is the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
Okechukwu, who spoke on Arise Television yesterday, December 12, said the APC is not bothered about the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The VON DG claimed that the former vice president is no match for the APC candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, adding that the APC is worried about Obi’s growing popularity across the country.
“Atiku is not a match for our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He cannot eat his cake and have it.
“Our only worry as a party is Mr. Peter Obi and not Atiku”.
He recalled how in 2014, Atiku led his compatriots and walked out of the PDP at the Eagles Square, Abuja, when he and his friends insisted that it was the turn of the north to rule.
Okechukwu said that when Atiku contested the PDP primary in 2018, no contestant from the Southern part of the country contested against him because there was a general agreement among stakeholders in the party that power should remain in the north.
The APC Chieftain, therefore, queried why Atiku would want to continue as a northerner after President Muhammadu Buhari’s eight years as President.