- An APC member, Obidike Chukwuebuka, has said that the G5 governors’ move is good for Nigeria’s democracy.
- Obidike, who is a member of the APC Presidential Campaign, Outreach and Mobilization Council, also said everyone wins if the governors back Tinubu.
- However, the CPA chief said that with or without his endorsement, his party’s presidential candidate will win in 2023.
FCT, Abuja – Obidike Chukwuebuka, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, does not need the backing of G5 governors to win in 2023.
Obidike was reacting to speculation that the five aggrieved governors of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) had struck a deal with Tinubu in London.
However, the speculations have been dismissed by the G5 governors.
Talking with legit.ngObidike, a member of the APC Presidential Campaign, Contact and Mobilization Council, expressed confidence that Tinubu will win, with or without the support of the PDP governors.
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“With or without the G5 governors, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, our presidential candidate, remains the leading candidate. Does APC need your support to win the 2023 presidential election? No!
“We don’t need your support to win the election. It is not a necessity. We can do without them, they were not in APC in 2015 when APC won the presidential election.
“The G5 governors were not in APC in 2019 when APC won the presidential election, but if they somehow decide to endorse our presidential candidate, it is still a win-win situation. That’s it.”
Support from G5 governors will make ‘fight’ easier, says Obidike
However, Obidike said it will be a welcome development if the Governors decide to set up shop with Tinubu and APCs.
“It is a welcome development, it will make the fight easier for us. In fact, it is an advantage, not a disadvantage in politics, ”he said.
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The APC member also noted that the G5 governors’ decision is good for Nigeria’s democracy.
“It is good for our democracy as everyone has the right to meet, negotiate or plan before 2023. After all, it is for the betterment of the entire country of Nigeria,” Obidike said.
Wike says G5 governors had no deal with Tinubu
Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, the arrowhead of the G5 Governors, has denied having any dealings with Tinubu.
Wike, upon his arrival with other G5 governors in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, asked the media to produce evidence that he held a meeting with Tinubu.
The governor also alleged that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, had been meeting with some APC governors.