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The Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu has pledged to mobilise support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TInubu in the South East.
Kalu, who is a former Abia Governor who represents Abia North, gave this assurance when he paid a personal visit to Tinubu in his Abuja residence.
The two leaders met behind closed doors.
Meanwhile, as political tensions heighten against 2023, the South-West Agenda For Asiwaju (SWAGA ’23) has on Saturday blasted Peter Obi while noting that the 2023 presidential election is strictly going to be a contest between the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
They had dismissed the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, while reiterating that he is not a serious contender as the activities of Labour Party begins and ends on social media.
Speaking with Newsmen, Otunba Bosun Oladele, National Secretary of SWAGA said the outcome of the Osun governorship election where Labour Party got less than 4,000 votes is a test run to what will happen in the 2023 presidential election.
According to him, the election will be a straight fight between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of APC and Atiku Abubakar of PDP.
‘Peter Obi is the presidential candidate of Social Media Party. Quote me. His supporters exist only on social media and in their own minds and they carry in inside their brains that Peter Obi will be the next president’.
‘The question is, president of where? He may be president of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of Nigeria, but definitely not the president and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’.
‘If we are talking of serious contenders, Peter Obi is not among them and Labour Party is not among the political parties that will shake the presidential election. Go down the states and look at the governorship candidates of Labour Party, look at their senatorial, House of Reps and state assembly candidates’.
‘At the just concluded governorship election in Osun state, Labour party didn’t get up to 4,000 votes. Is that a party that is seriously in contention for the presidential election? The answer is no, because morning shows the day.
‘Show me two or three formidable governorship candidates of Labour Party, then i might begin to reason that it is a third force. But now, when you number the forces in contention and you rank them from one to ten, you can’t see Labour Party’.
‘The 2023 presidential election is going to be a two-party election, strictly between APC and PDP’.
He also predicted that Tinubu will defeat Atiku resoundingly.