The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said the emergence of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is a good omen for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to Ganduje, Obi will pull a lot of votes in territories known to be originally controlled by the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Governor spoke when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Monday.
“For APC, I think it is even a good omen. Instead of having a very close competitor, now the attention of the competitor has been diverted.”
Ganduje pointed to the internal crisis in the PDP as further cause for the party to be worried about its chances in the forthcoming election.
“Apart from the problem they have within the political party, especially the G5, there is also the factor of Obi. So, any political analyst would know that the emergence of Labour Party is a minus to PDP and by extrapolation, it is a plus to our great party, the APC,” Ganduje said.
He added that the crisis rocking the PDP where five aggrieved governors are failing to support their presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is also a blessing to the APC.