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Peter Obi is no threat; South-East votes for APC insignificant: Ganduje 

Mr Ganduje claims votes tally for the APC in the entire South-East for the party in past elections was inferior to returns from just a local government in his native Kano State.

• November 21, 2022
Abdullahi Ganduje
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje (Photo Credit: Premium Times)

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano says the All Progressives Congress is not bothered by the emergence of Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi from the South-East as the region has not significantly voted for the party in the past.

Mr Ganduje claims votes tally for the APC in the entire South-East for the party in past elections was inferior to returns from just a local government in his native Kano State.

“The emergence of Labour Party with Peter Obi as its presidential candidate is a good omen to the APC. What is our political investment in the South-East? 

“The votes we got from Nasarawa Local Government in Kano Metropolitan is much higher than the total votes APC got in whole five states of South-East,” Mr Ganduje said.

Mr Ganduje made this statement in an interview with Channels TV on Monday, adding that Mr Obi’s candidature is more of a threat to the Peoples Democratic Party. 

“So you can see that if there is any problem in South-East it is the PDP that would suffer. It is the vote of PDP that Peter Obi will snatch away. For APC, it is a good omen,” he said. 

Since he threw his hat into the ring, Mr Obi’s support has grown in leaps and bounds among his ethnic Igbo tribe in the South-East. His messages also resonate with young people around Nigeria, especially those dissatisfied with the political establishment over years of maladministration and neglect.

‘Obidients’, a horde of diehard supporters for Mr Obi, have been rallying support online and offline to realise the Peter Obi presidency in 202e.

Popular for being a frugal administrator, Mr Obi will fight next year’s election against APC’s Bola Tinubu, PDP’s Atiku Abubakar and host of other candidates. 

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