“There are two dominant parties in this country. If you want to become President, I think you must belong to one of them.” – Mukhtar Shagari
Former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Mukhtar Shagari during an interview with Channels television on Tuesday, stated that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi can not win the election in Nigeria.
Shagari revealed that he was contacted by the Labour Party to become Peter Obi’s vice presidential candidate but declined because he did not believe that Obi stands a chance in 2023
“The Labour party contacted me and requested if I would like to be the Vice Presidential candidate to Peter Obi,
“And I looked at the political scenario, what Labour party is, and decided that I cannot be the Vice Presidential candidate to Peter Obi.
“I do not see the path through which Peter Obi will win the election in this country.
“It is so clear that in areas in the South-East, young people are shouting about him on social media – yes, it’s politics.
“But the truth of the matter is that there are two dominant parties in this country – APC and PDP. If you want to become President, I think you must belong to one of them.”
The former Governor of Sokoto also mentioned that zoning is not a constitutional matter as it is not provided for it in the constitution of the nation. “It’s purely a party affair,” Shagari said.