Peter Obi is a Nollywood actor, can’t win election — El-Rufai

Peter Obi is a Nollywood actor, can’t win election — El-Rufai
Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Peter Obi

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has dismissed the chances of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, saying he would not win the 2023 election.

Mr El-Rufai, who stated this during an interview with TVC on Thursday, described Mr Obi as a Nollywood actor.

He added that the former Anambra State governor lacks the spread and footprint to win the election.

He said, “Peter Obi win election? Peter Obi is polling one per cent in Sokoto, two per cent in Katsina, five per cent in Kano, that’s where 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 four million votes that actually happened, Anambra is what? The number of votes in Anambra is the size of one local government in Kaduna State. So all states are not equal.

“Yes Peter Obi will sweep the south eastern states, he will do well in south south, where else?

“He is not polling well in the south west other than a drop in the ocean in Lagos. He is polling in Christian enclaves in the north, he is polling well but how many are they? How many?

“Peter Obi can’t win the election, he doesn’t have the number of states, he doesn’t have 25 per cent in more than — the last time we checked — 16 states. He can’t go anywhere. Peter Obi is a Nollywood actor and that’s all he will be.

“This election is between the APC and the PDP because they have the footprint, they have the spread. Ethnicity and religious bigotry will not take you anywhere and that’s what the Labour Party campaign is about.”