A former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Mukhtar Shagari has said presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi can not win election in Nigeria.
Shagari made this assertion in an interview on Channels Television’s “Politics Today” on Tuesday.
The former governor of Sokoto revealed that he was contacted by the Labour Party to become Obi’s vice presidential candidate.
But, Shagari said he declined the opportunity because he did not believe Obi stood a chance in 2023.
He said , “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 the 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.”
Shagari also said zoning is not a constitutional matter as it is not provided in the nation’s constitution.
“It’s purely a party affair,” he said.