The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said he is not worried about the popularity of Peter Obi.
Obi is also contesting for the number one seat in Nigeria on the Labour Party (LP) platform.
According to the Vanguard reports, Atiku stated that not all youths are throwing their weight behind the Labour Party presidential candidate,
In an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) , he said: “Absolutely not, it doesn’t worry me, because the demography of the youth varies from region to region, and it is not in all regions of the country that the preponderance of the youth is moving towards Labour. Maybe in some few areas in the South or South-East.”
Asked if the PDP will go into alliance with others, he said if there are reasons to, the opposition party will.
According to Atiku, Nigerians have come to realise that the ruling All Progressives Congress is more corrupt than the PDP.
The PDP presidential candidate reminded Nigerians of the property the country enjoyed when it was governed by his party and the instability and insecurity they have been battling under the APC-led administration.
Meanwhile, the growing popularity of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi, among the youth is gathering momentum as the youth in a show of solidarity are holding rallies nationwide to show their support for him.
Since the return of democracy in May, 1999, the presidential election has always been a two horse race between the PDP and APC.
However the upcoming election appears to have a different scenario with the entrance of Labour Party’s Peter Obi.
Obi who served as two-time Governor of Anambra State between 2006 and 2014 under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, was the vice-presidential candidate to Atiku Abubakar in 2019.
After loosing to President Muhammadu Buhari, Obi who’s desperate to make Nigeria work again, in March, 2022 declared interest to run for presidency in 2023 under the platform of PDP, a position his former principal Abubakar is also jostling for.
Days before the PDP presidential primaries held on May 28, 2022, Obi defected to Labour Party, and became the presidential candidate of the Party.
Since he became LP’s flagbearer for the 2023 presidential poll, Obi has not only popularised the party, the support for him has grown tremendously with many youth pledging to work for his victory.