If Obasanjo has no electoral value, why were APC, PDP rushing to see him? – Yunusa Tanko

Chief Spokesperson for the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Yunusa Tanko has reacted to the statements by the All Progressives Congress and The People’s Democratic Party that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has no electoral value.


In his reaction to the statement, Yunusa Tanko said that Olusegun Obasanjo has electoral value. He asked to know why the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party were rushing to see him prior to his endorsement of Peter Obi if truly he does not have electoral value.


Yunusa Tanko said this when he appeared on Channels Television on Monday to discuss Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi. While analyzing the letter which contained Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi, Tanko noted that what really captured his attention is the fact that the letter was addressed to Nigerians, particularly, Nigerian youths.


He added that as a former leader, Obasanjo has assessed the track records of the presidential candidates and found Peter Obi the best among them considering what he did in Anambra State as Governor.


A PDP member who is also a member of the Strategic Communication Directorate of the People’s Democratic Party Campaign Council, Anthony Ehilebo who also spoke during the program claimed that Obasanjo does not have electoral value in Nigeria.


He further questioned Peter Obi’s proposed ability to move Nigeria from a consumption economy to a productive economy whereas he himself is a consumption person. According to to him, Peter Obi makes his money by importing goods to Nigeria which contributes to the reduction in Nigeria’s GDP.


Kehinde Bamgbetan, Spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council who also spoke during the program noted that the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu had visited Olusegun Obasanjo to show that he is not against him.


Bamgbetan referred to Tinubu’s visit to Obasanjo as diplomacy with elder statesmen. He however noted that the visit does not mean that he does not know the capacity of the person he went to visit.


He further said that Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi does not have electoral value.


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