Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has said the presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and that of the Labour Party, Peter Obi will be massively defeated in the 2023 elections.
Oshiomhole, who is a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said this during the Southsouth zonal stakeholders’ meeting of the APC that was held in Benin, the Edo State capital.
The APC chieftain said the standard bearer of the ruling party, Bola Tinubu, would emerge victorious and move Nigeria to greater heights.
“Just four years ago, we had a combined ticket of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi in PDP, but in unity, the presidential candidate of APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, defeated them. Now that Atiku and Obi are divided, do you really need a political scientist to tell you that what a united ticket could not achieve, that divided, they will achieve it?
“Atiku and Obi will be massively humiliated on election day in a civilised manner, without violence or cheating, with emphasis placed on one man, one vote, as Asiwaju Tinubu will emerge victorious. Asiwaju Tinubu, upon victory, by God’s grace, will do a lot to move Nigeria forward.
“We must work hard to deliver Asiwaju Tinubu in February 2023. Many APC members in Edo State worked so hard and we defeated PDP in 2015 and again in 2019, with a wider margin. This time round, we will so defeat Atiku, that he will not contest for president again. Hard work does not kill, it pays. Let members of APC continue to work hard,” Oshiomhole said.
The meeting was attended by the former governorship candidate of APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Chairman of the party, Col. David Imuse (rtd.), and other party leaders.