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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi has been tipped to get a block vote in the northern region of Nigeria, a territory many political pundits have described as not favourable for the former Anambra state governor.
Dr Yunusa Tanko, the spokesperson of the Third Force Coalition for the Labour Party made this during an interview with Vanguard newspaper.
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As gathered by Legit.ng, the northern chieftain dismisses talks that his principal will not be voted for in the north.
He described it as insinuations laced with fallacy stating that the current statistics favours his principal ahead of other presidential candidates in contention for Nigeria’s highest political seat.
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When asked about his principal’s chances in northern Nigeria, Tanko said:
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He recalled that the economic dispensation of the northern region of Nigeria is at its poorest state which leaves them no other choice than to vote for Peter Obi.
Tanko stated that the rumours going around that his principal does not stand a chance in the north is just a mischievous attempt to sow a seed of discord and misinterpretation in the minds of well-meaning Nigerians.
He said:
Tanko also noted that other political parties are scared of the impact of Peter Obi, especially the ruling party while making reference to the decision of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state to stop the proposed "one million march" rally for Peter Obi in the state.
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He accused politicians in the north of trying to put fear in the mind of northerners in other to destabilise the impact of Peter Obi across the federation and beyond.
In another report, Omoyele Sowore claimed that Peter Obi's political ambition would have been in ruins if not for him.
Sowore said it was through his help that the Labour Party and Peter Obi were saved from legal battles.
According to him, he also ensured that Obi was never impeached by lawmakers of the Anambra state House of Assembly twice.
Also, The Nigerian Labour Congress has been asked to withdraw its support for Peter Obi, the Labour Party's 2023 presidential candidate.
The call for NLC to withdraw its support for Obi was made by the presidential candidate for the African Action Congress Omoyele Sowore.
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Sowore alleged that Obi's submissions on the privatisation of key sectors of Nigeria's economy during his interview on CNN negate the tenets of the NLC.

Source: Legit.ng
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