According to the news published by Vanguard Newspaper Online, Peter Obi the Labour Party's candidate for president in Nigeria's 2019 elections, made a big impression by winning more than six million votes in his first presidential bid. Before joining the Labour Party, he belonged to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to rumours, if Obi had remained in the PDP, the party might have won the election because Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP candidate, earned more than seven million votes. Adewale Oladipo, a former PDP National Secretary, has refuted this, asserting that Obi's support was primarily in the South East.
Oladipo asserted that Obi's fame was confined to the state's southeast while speaking to Tribune Nigeria. He continued by saying that any candidate running for office would have received support from the locals. Oladipo contends that Obi won the presidency by taking advantage of the plight of his people, but the Northern electorate would not be persuaded by this allegation.
"The law states that Peter Obi can proceed with petitions against Tinubu if LP withdraws from them," he stated. Why it is supposed that Peter Obi voters also supported Atiku is beyond me. In politics, two plus two may not always equal four. Obi was only used symbolically. With the deepest feeling of duty, I say this. All the South East needed to rally around was a local hero because they felt overlooked. Due to the South East's relative isolation during the previous elections, Obi earned support there. Uche would have gained a substantial number of votes, as would any zone resident with a political platform.
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