A former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad has expressed worries over the growth of the popularity of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi in some Northern States.
According to him, Obi’s name is gradually becoming a force to reckon with in Kano and Katsina States.
The former aide who spoke in a tweet, said Obi may likely claim 75 to 80 per cent votes in Kano and Katsina States.
“Let me confess, the name Peter Obi alone is a movement to beat. I was in Kano over the weekend and to my surprise everywhere is PO, nobody is talking about other candidates anymore and a friend told me that it’s a similar story in Katsina. LP is getting 75% – 80% in those states,” he tweeted.
Obi, who is the former governor of Anambra State, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to LP.
Since he joined LP, Obi has become a household name among Nigerians who feel he should be the country’s next president.