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Dr. Victor Oye who is the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has asserted that Nigerians should ignore some of the nation’s political parties’ claim of 15 million membership.
Oye made this known while speaking in Abuja during a press conference on the state of the nation and affairs of the party ahead of the 2023 elections.
He said that such a claim was fallacious and that political parties claiming to have as many as 15 million card-carrying members was impossible.
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He noted that APGA had over 1.5 million registered members and that the party was made up of honest people who didn’t bandy figures about.
He said, ‘I can tell you that no political party in Nigeria has 15 million members. Show me the evidence. It’s not possible. By the way, I have 1.5 million members. Do you know the admirers, the supporters of the party? That is how elections are won.’
In another report, controversial socio-political commentator, Deji Adeyanju, has claimed that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, would be blamed for the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
Adeyanju said the political class would blame Obi if the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu wins in 2023.
He pointed out that the former Anambra State governor was not running for the presidency but against Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
In a tweet, the Abuja-based activist asserted that Obi would become a political outcast after the 2023 elections.
He wrote: ‘Peter Obi is not running for president. He is only running against Atiku & his former party, PDP and after Tinubu wins in February, all the political class in Nigeria will blame him for handing Tinubu victory.
‘He will become a political outcast in Nigeria. If Kwankwaso can only work with him, his chances might change.
‘I will take so much pleasure in mocking all those that insulted me over my criticism of Atiku, Peter Obi, Kwankwaso; and the disorganised, divided and unserious opposition in February after they hand victory to Tinubu.’
The Eastern Updates recalls that during the last presidential election in 2019, Obi was Atiku’s running mate before he defected to LP.