El-Rufai Explains Why Peter Obi Won’t Be Able To Win The Presidency
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, won’t prevail in the 25 February election, according to Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai. In an interview with TVC News, the governor claimed that the prediction made by the ANAP Foundation survey and other opinion polls in favor of Mr. Obi were inaccurately conducted and could not be relied upon to assess the performance of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate.
Several polls saw Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following Mr. Obi, who was in the lead. After Messrs. Tinubu and Atiku, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) finished a distant fourth. For instance, according to an ANAP poll released in the first few days of December 2022, 23% of voters plan to support Mr. Obi in the presidential race, while 13% want to support Mr. Tinubu, who finished second.
Atiku finished in third place with 10% of the vote, and Mr. Kwankwaso ended in fourth place with barely 2%. Governor El-Rufai, however, asserted that the poll was not done fairly and that Mr. Obi’s Labour Party is employing discrimination based on ethnicity and religion in its election campaign, which will also prevent him from winning.
“How can Peter Obi win any election? He is polling one percent in Sokoto, two percent in Katsina, and five percent in Kano. That is where the votes are, all states are not equal,” said El-Rufai.