A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adeseye Ogunlewe, has explained why Obidients rallies will not help the Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi win the 2023 election.
Ogunlewe said rallies shouldn’t indicate a candidate’s popularity as rallies don’t win elections in Nigeria.
He stated this in an interview on Arise TV’s, The Morning Show on Tuesday while reacting on the heels of the nationwide rallies organized by Obi’s supporters in Lagos and other states of the federation.
He said, “The aerial shots are the best. Now, look at this: at best the ‘crowd’ here is not more than a thousand people which is approximately just two polling units.
“These so called ‘one million man marches’ are mostly a gathering of traders in various Nigerian towns and cities, who close down their markets (that are heavily dominated by people of southeastern origin), to do what in the military is called a show of force,” he added.
Ogunlewe argued that the Obidient rallies would not determine what way the 2023 presidential election would swing.
APC Chieftain, however, noted that the Obidient movement should not be disregarded by anyone who was politically conscious.