Former Speaker of the House of Repressentatives, Yakubu Dogara and other Northern Christian leaders in his camp has revealed that they will not be supporting the presidential ambition of the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi.
The Northern Christian leaders earlier rejected the muslim-muslim ticket of the All Progressive Party, and have announced that they will be supporting Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.
They explained that they do not believe that Peter Obi can win the 2023 general election, and that was the reason for their decision. They also said they did not believe that the Labour Party Will be able to run the government successfully if Peter Obi wins, because they occupy only a minority in Government
They however acknowledged that the Labour Party that the Labour Party is a future heavy-weight player in the country’s political space if it can maintain its current tempo.
Their statement reads: “From the existing structure of the Labour Party and even from the records of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as it stands for 2023 elections, even if all their candidates win in the 2023 elections, can the party still produce the President? Very unlikely indeed.
“Assuming without conceding that they even produce the President, can they (LP) run the government? Not likely. The results of 5 and 6 above will be to form a minority Government with devastating effect on National political stability further impelling the fragile health of our Country.
“Furthermore, there is no way a keen political observer will not see that there is a major disconnect between Peter Obi as a candidate and Labour, which is indicative of the fact that he is not running a collegial political structure in a diverse Country like Nigeria.
“It is, however, respectively observed that LP is a party to be watched in the future only if it sustains the tempo and maintains the mass movement while at the same time building up its structures towards subsequent elections.
“The NNPP on the other hand has similar characteristics with the LP and there is no need repeating same except that ~ NNPP appears to be building a party for the future with – little or no impact in the 2023 elections,” they said.