February 24, 2024

Don’t expect Peter Obi to do any miracles.

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has criticized Peter Obi, his opponent from the Labour Party (LP), for his efforts and desire. He claimed that Mr. Obi made a mistake by defecting from the PDP and that he has very little chance of winning the 2023 presidential election.

This was said by Atiku in a conversation with Arise TV.

 

Before leaving the PDP, Mr. Obi, who is the flagbearer for the LP, ran for president under the PDP platform. Three days before the PDP’s presidential primary, he left the party, citing “developments in the party” as his cause.

 

In a letter to the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, he stated, “Unfortunately, recent developments within our party makes it hard for me to continue participating and making productive contributions.”

 

Atiku chose the former governor of Anambra State to be his running mate in the 2019 presidential election. The majority of Nigerian youth, particularly on social media, have been vocal in their support for Mr. Obi as the LP candidate in the 2023 election. They identify as “OBIdients” on social media.

 

Yusuf Baba-Ahmed was recently unveiled as Peter Obi running mate for the upcoming presidential election.

Yusuf Baba-Ahmed born on July 7, 1969, Baba-Ahmed is a politician and economist from Nigeria. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007 and served as senator for Kaduna North from 2011 to 2012.

He is a member of the Labour Party and will run for vice president in the 2023 presidential election alongside Peter Obi.

Baba-Ahmed earned his degree from the University of Maiduguri and is a member of the well-known Baba-Ahmed family from Zaria. After completing his schooling, he worked in finance and business for a while before entering politics. Baba-Ahmed was chosen to serve as Zaria’s representative in the House of Representatives in 2003. He became well-known for his vocal opposition to third-term plans and corruption while acting in that capacity. After leaving the administration in 2007, Baba-Ahmed is still fighting for the truth.

Baba-Ahmed founded Baze University and returned to his Baze business organization while continuing to promote good governance.

He returned to politics in 2011 and was elected as a senator for Kaduna North; however, the electoral tribunal reversed his victory, and he was forced to resign from office in 2012. In order to compete as Peter Obi’s running mate in the Labour Party in 2022, Baba-Ahmed joined the party in 2022 following a failed presidential bid in the PDP primary of 2019.

 

In his interview, Atiku disputed the size of the former governor’s support base, pointing out that they were absent from the recently held Osun State gubernatorial elections.

He also allayed concerns that the LP’s actions might reduce PDP voter turnout. “I genuinely don’t anticipate the Labour Party taking many votes away from the PDP, as some have speculated. They lack all forms of government, including a governor and lawmakers.

 

“It will take a miracle for the Labour Party to win the election with no organisation at the grassroots.” How many votes do they actually have in Osun State, despite their claims on social media to the contrary?

 

About 90% of individuals in the northern region of the country don’t have access to social media. The majority of voters don’t use social media, he claimed. Moreover, Mr. Obi “did not consult him” before leaving the PDP, according to Atiku.

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Three days after making his Labour Party announcement, he just told me. Atiku is one of many who have criticized the “OBIdient movement” for having no organization at the grassroots and being overconfident.

As a presidential contender speaking about an opponent, Sam Amadi, a political analyst, stated that while Atiku is correct to disregard Mr. Obi’s efforts, the Labour Party’s votes may harm the PDP’s chances in some states.

However, he asserted that given the support for Mr. Obi, what to anticipate is the “Obama impact,” in which the new group of voters would be predominated by young people who are eager to cast their ballots for change. He continued by saying that while it would not be feasible right away, it might be in the near future.

If elected president in 2023, Mr. Obi has pledged to, among other things, resuscitate the country’s economy

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