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General News of Saturday, 4 February 2023


2023 Presidency: Governor El-Rufai predicts Peter Obi's votes in key northern states

Governor Nasir El-Rufai Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has dismissed the chances of the Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi, saying he would not go anywhere in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.

The Kaduna state governor rated Obi's chances during an interview aired by TVC, Daily Trust stated.

Governor El-Rufai has ruled out the chances of the Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi in the 2023 elections.

According to him, one local government's votes in Kaduna state will wipe out Anambra's votes for Obi. Obi who hails from Anambra state and has governed the state for eight years is counting on votes from his people, alongside other states.

However, Governor El-Rufai said having 70% of the votes from Anambra will not give Obi an edge.

“Peter Obi win election? Peter Obi is polling one per cent in Sokoto, two per cent in Katsina, five per cent in Kano, these how the votes are, all states are not equal.

“The fact that you are doing 70 per cent in Anambra State does not mean somebody doing 10 per cent in Kano is not better than you.

“Kano is 4 million votes that actually happened, Anambra is what, the number of votes in Anambra is the size of one local government in Kaduna state," he said.