The Labour Party has claimed that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is been supported by more than five state governors and other national leaders.
The Deputy National Chairman of the party, Bashiru Apapa, stated this during a sensitisation programme for party members at the weekend in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Apapa, however, said the party will not disclose the names of the governors supporting the former Anambra State Governor.
He claimed that the governors and leaders are supporting Obi and the party because of its popularity, adding that Obi’s presidential bid was daily receiving wide support across the country.
Apapa maintained that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are afraid of Obi’s recent popularity.
He said, “There are some people who you may not believe are coming up to support Obi; some leaders up to heads of state are in support of Obi.
“Many governors, more than five of them, are supporting the party underneath. We don’t want to mention their names for now.
“It is because of the popularity of the LP now that everybody is embracing the party; definitely, the APC and PDP are afraid.”
2023: Yoruba Leaders Disagree With Adebanjo On Supporting Peter Obi
Meanwhile, some Yoruba leaders have distanced themselves from the move by the leader of Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo to support Peter Obi in 2023.
The Yoruba Youth Congress (YYC), in its reaction to Pa Adebanjo’s stand to support Obi, said his opinion is not of Afenifere or the majority of Yoruba leaders.
According to YYC, the decision of Pa Adebanjo to endorse the former governor of Anambra State is his personal opinion.
The President of the group, Dapo Adepoju, in a statement released in Akure, the Ondo State capital further stated that Adebanjo has the right to support any presidential candidate in 2023.