The Director Media and Communications, Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Bayo Onanuga, has said the north won’t betray the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Atiku Abubakar.
According to him, just because Atiku is from the north doesn’t mean the region which APC has a solid footing in will vote for him.
Speaking to Punch, Onanuga recalled how the north voted massively for MKO Abiola against their son Tofa.
He said, “I don’t know why some people have stereotypes about the North. Don’t cast them in the image that they are not. This is the same North as in 1993, when the son of the soil, Tofa, under the NRC, challenged him, but late MKO (Abiola) from Ogun State beat him in Kano and other northern states, excluding Adamawa.
To say the North is supporting Atiku is to daydream. Don’t forget that Bola Tinubu is not just Bola Tinubu. He is Bola Tinubu of the APC. The APC is on the ground in all the states. We are stronger in the North than even in the South, and Tinubu is their candidate. We believe that they are going to stick with him and vote for him. Atiku is from Adamawa and may get some sympathy votes, but it won’t be enough to upstage Bola Tinubu. We are not afraid.”
Asked about the resurgence of Peter Obi and his Obidient Movement, he said, “Peter Obi is just a social media creation. Our belief is that with the election about five months away, he will fade out.”