- APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that people of southeast zone would reject Atiku/Obi ticket in 2019
- He said the tension generated by Peter Obi's choice as Atiku's running mate would affect PDP chances at the polls
- Oshiomhole noted that while people of southwest unanimously supported Buhari/Osinbajo ticket, people of southeast have shown their dissatisfaction about Obi's choice
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has said that there is no harmony in the Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nigerian Tribune reports that while speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, November 16, he said the choice of Obi as the running mate was not acceptable to his people in the southeast.
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Legit.ng gathered that Oshiomhole affirmed that the tension over the PDP ticket would affect the party in the zone.
Oshiomhole stated that unlike the PDP, the southwest governors of the APC are proud of the President Muhammadu Buhari/Yemi Osinbajo ticket.
He said: “It is also not secret that the running mate of PDP’s candidate, his home base is disputing his suitability for that position, and this dispute is not being done in the bedrooms. It’s being done in village squares.
“And they are giving reasons that where they were hoping for gold, they have been given bronze that will postpone their access to the gold side.
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“You think those guys are going to be fooled?”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said he is not surprised by the split within the Ohanaeze Igbo socio-cultural group over its reported endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said the president made the statement at a meeting with a select group of southeast leaders on Friday, November 16, at the State House, Abuja.
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