A spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign, Daniel Bwala, has said Saturday’s #Obidients rally in Lagos has shown that Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, will split the votes of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for Atiku to win.
Lagos is the stronghold of the APC Presidential Candidate. Tinubu, governed Lagos between 1999 and 2007 and has been instrumental to the emergence of all governors in the state till date.
Commenting on the march in Lagos, Bwala tweeted, “They kept saying @PeterObi would steal @OfficialPDPNig votes until they saw the Obidient Lagos rally, then they realized Pitobi is on a mission to plunder Emilokan’s south west votes. Obi’s voters are all over the south west, cities, towns and villages. Hahahahahaha.”
Bwala, who said Atiku made Obi popular, added that the chances of the PDP were bright in 2023.
He also said the outcome of the Kaduna rally shows the decline of the ruling party. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State had boasted that the rally would flop in Kaduna.
“I hope you get two hundred persons on the streets, including those ‘imports’ that can’t open their shops on Mondays, and came on overnight bus last night!! I just dey laff, wallahi tallahi!!” he had said in a tweet.
But in a series of tweets, Bwala said the outcome of the rally has sent a strong message to APC. He hinted that PDP would have pulled more crowd than Labour Party in Kaduna.
“The crowd at Pitobi @PeterObi rally in Kaduna despite @elrufai,..,suggest the decline of APC in that state. This is even labour, not PDP, Obi not Atiku. The EA amendment has de-mystified governors. If 2015 APC victory does not humble APC, the 2023 APC defeat would humiliate them.”
“That’s all you need to hear from your hero to know @atiku is a leader and a boss. He believes in the Ndi Igbos. He made @PeterObi famous and has said in Enugu this week that after his presidency he will ensure the actualization of the Igbo presidency. Vote the real deal.
“Happy Independence Day. We know many families would be wondering whether there is anything to celebrate; yes there is, we are alive and together as a nation and with a choice to decide our future next year when we go to the polls.
“By God’s grace, the next Independence celebration, you would have a cause to celebrate because you would see Nigeria on a proper path to economic recovery, job creation and a united and strong people when @atiku takes the leadership of the country,” he tweeted.