The Spokesman for Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Dr Tanko Yunusa, said those who are crying over the Afenifere’s support should wait for a shocker, as Obi’s supporters in the North are growing astronomically by the day, especially after the Arewa Joint Committee’s character contest.
He spoke while appreciating Afenifere for their patriotic support for Peter Obi.
Asked by journalists why he thinks Obi’s support base is growing, Tanko quipped, “Presidential election is like beauty contest, you have to choose among the presidential candidates. You cannot go to the spectators’ stand to elect a more beautiful girl.
“Obi is not a saint, but in character, competence, and capacity, he is not only a Pan-Nigerian candidate, albeit he is head and shoulder above the three leading presidential candidates.
“For our dear compatriots, they trust Obi more than the rest in his capacity to salvage our dear country from dangerous slide into failed state.”
Reminded that powerful older politicians are working assiduously day and night to stop Obi by all means, and that some are even threatening to kill Obi – Tanko responded that “we have heard of this security threat severally, however, to us Obi’s life is in the hands of Almighty God, and is in God we trust. Obi depends solely on Almighty God and our security agencies. We believe sincerely that our security agencies earnestly yearning for a more productive and prosperous country, which Obi is prepared to engender.”