Governor Abdullahi Sule
Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said that the 2023 presidential election is only between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of the popularity of both parties.
Dismissing chances of Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso in the election, Sule said they missed their chance to be strong contenders in the 2023 presidential election when they failed to come together.
Speaking in an interview on Channels Television on Monday July 25, the Governor said both parties are scantily popular and lack the national spread to win a presidential election.
“He is not even popular in Nasarawa State, so I don’t know of the nation. At the national level, based on what we read, there are four political parties that are strong, definitely the APC because we are the ruling party, the PDP because they have an excellent candidate.
“Peter Obi was at one time a governor so he is there also alongside Kwankwaso’s party.
“If you look at all these candidates, with all sense of humility, there are only two candidates at the top and they are Asiwaju and Atiku Abubakar.”
Insisting that he is not writing off Obi and Kwankwaso, Sule however maintained that the two will find it very difficult to break through.
He added that he is certain that the only way Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso could have staged a huge upset was if they had earlier merged their parties.
“Going in they will do very well, I have no doubt in certain regions, but to have the national spread is going to be very difficult because it is people who move political parties, not just the name or the individual at the top.”