PDP chieftain Dele Momodu says the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has no chance of winning in the Southwest region in the 2023 presidential election.
Momodu said this Monday on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
He said: “Rallies alone will not win an election. I have no doubt that Peter Obi is a popular candidate but don’t forget the proximity of the Southeast to Delta state. They are almost one and the same.
“We can make all the noise. You saw what happened in the last gubernatorial election in Osun state. There was no party outside those two (PDP and APC) that could make an appreciable impact.”
The 2023 presidential race is solely between the PDP and and the ruling APC, Momodu, who’s also the PDP Director of Strategic Communications, added.
Noting that Lagos is the traditional base of the APC and its presidential candidate, Momodu said the APC votes would be split between the ruling party, the main opposition PDP and the Labour Party because of the Igbo population.
“By the time you come to Lagos, which is the traditional base of Asiwaju and of APC, you’re going to split into three because of the preponderance of the Igbo community,” he said.
He added: “There would be Asiwaju, followed by Atiku, and followed by Obi because there is a large number of Igbo people there and youth who believe in Obi. And that’s the most cosmopolitan state in Nigeria.
“But the moment you start moving into Ogun State, Oyo State, where PDP is king today, then you go to Osun State.
“In Ogun State, we will compete favourably. It’s going to be between Asiwaju and Atiku. There is no way Obi is going to get 25 percent in Ogun State. He is not going to get it in Oyo State. He’s not going to get it in Osun State.”