Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, cannot defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 general election.
Speaking yesterday, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, the governor said although Obi will get substantial votes in the South-East, Tinubu will win the presidential election.
According to him, the “acceptability” the former Anambra governor has received does not mean he has what it takes to defeat the structure of the ruling APC.
Umahi said, “He may not see it, but that is not to say that Peter Obi is not going to get substantial votes in the South-East. So, while my party takes the victory, he would have prepared a very good ground for the South-East presidency so that nobody is going to write us off. And you can see the level of his acceptability, which does not translate to victory over APC. I’m sure of that”.
Umahi added that Tinubu is well-positioned to win the election, saying, “The structure and the spread of APC is such that victory is assured and I can assure you that some of the disagreements in some States are going to be resolved”.
“Mechanism has been put in place by Mr. President, the candidate of the party, his vice, and then the National Chairman and leadership of the party, to sort out those differences”.