Abuja—The spokesperson for the All-Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has said that the recent endorsement of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, by the former president Olusegun Obasanjo and Edwin Clark has only cleared the path for his party’s victory in the forthcoming elections, Punch reports.
He said that the various endorsement only spells doom for the People’s Democratic party as the various component that gave the party second position votes in the 2019 elections are pulling out.
Keyamo, who is also the Minister of State for Labour and Employment gave these projections on Tuesday when he appeared on Channels Tv Politics Today.
He said, “I think we can say confidently today that the PDP campaign has collapsed. The PDP as a party has also collapsed. The various components of the party in 2019 are the ones pulling out of that coalition. Nothing has affected APC.
“If you look at 2019, every single component of that coalition they formed both inside and outside the party against the APC has virtually collapsed. The PANDEF endorsed Atiku 2019, Edwin Clark is a member of the PANDEF, Ohaneze, Afenifere and Middle belt forum also endorsed Atiku in 2019.
“What is going on now is that the PDP has been turned to shreds, internally by the G5 and we hear that there is a G1 governor and also the sympathizers of the party in 2019, the party has imploded from within.”
The spokesperson who is currently on vacation in the United States added that the commendation of Peter Obi is a piece of exciting news for the ruling party.
“The various factors we have now that have upset the political terrain are Peter obi and Kwankwaso, they were the components of the PDP in 2019. Those are the two factors that have upset the political terrain.
“We can confidently say the wheels of PDP have fallen off internally. I don’t take the view of what some of my colleagues are doing by condemning Obasanjo. I am excited by the endorsement of Obasanjo against Atiku and Peter Obi.
“The endorsement of Obasanjo is not against APC but against Atiku because he supported him in 2019. If you heard what Nyesom Wike said it is a tragedy that your former boss who should give you a pass mark has decided to endorse somebody else. In other words, Obasanjo endorsing Atiku in 2019 was because of Peter Obi.
“Right now, Obasanjo has followed Peter obi out of PDP to the labour party, same for Edwin. What is this effect on APC is that it made the path to our victory clearer? It is now obvious to us that we are coasting to victory,” he concluded.