2023: Why Tinubu, Atiku, Obi will divide Lagos votes – Dele Momodu

John Ogunsemore
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Director of Strategic Communications of PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu has said that the massive votes in Lagos would be divided between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi in that order in the 2023 presidential election.

Momodu, who is also the Publisher of Ovation Magazine, said this on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday.

He said that the PDP would compete favourably in other parts of the South-West geopolitical zone.

“By the time you come to Lagos which is the traditional base of Asiwaju and of APC, you’re going to split into three because of the preponderance of the Igbo community.

“There would be Asiwaju, followed by Atiku and followed by Obi because there is a large number of Igbo people there and youth who believe in Obi. And that’s the most cosmopolitan state in Nigeria.

“But the moment you start moving into Ogun state, Oyo state, where PDP is king today, then you go to Osun state.

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“In Ogun state, we will compete favourably. It’s going to be between Asiwaju and Atiku, there is no way Obi is going to get 25 percent in Ogun state, he is not going to get it in Oyo state, he’s not going to get it in Osun state.

“We can make all the noise. You saw what happened in the last gubernatorial election in Osun state. There was no party outside those two that could make an appreciable impact,” Momodu said.

Momodu downplayed the impact of the solidarity march for Obi in Delta State, where the PDP vice presidential candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa hails from.

“Rallies alone will not win the 2023 election. I have no doubt that Peter Obi is a popular candidate but don’t forget the proximity of south-east to Delta state. They are almost one and the same.

“If you have a rally in the Delta, all you have to do is cross over from Awka, Onitsha and everywhere, these things can be arranged,” he said.

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