Soludo’s Comment On Obi’s Presidency Makes No Sense – Doyin Okupe

The Director-General of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe, said the analysis of the Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, on the chances of Obi winning the 2023 Election makes no sense.

Soludo's Comment On Obi's Presidency Makes No Sense - Doyin Okupe
Doyin Okupe, and Governor Chukwuma Soludo

Okupe said this during an interview on Channels Television, on Tuesday.

It was reported on Monday, Soludo, in an article titled ‘History Beckons and I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1)’, said Obi, presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), cannot win the 2023 election.

Soludo’s comments on the chances of Obi in the 2023 election have elicited reactions on and off social media.

Responding to Soludo’s comments, Okupe said Soludo spoke from a position of “political delusion”.

“Ordinarily, I won’t join issue with Soludo, but so that people will not get disinformed by his very unsound judgment of the political status of the Labour Party in the Nigerian context, that is the only reason why I will say one or two words,” he said.

“He must be living on another planet. I don’t know what is blinding him for him to say that there are only two people in this race — APC and PDP. Even a blind person and a young child of nine years old know that this is an absolute fallacy.

“Professor Soludo must be indulging in self-political delusion. Today, 90 per cent of polls done say Peter Obi is well ahead of the other contestants. It is no longer news that it is a three-cornered race.

“Even in the three-cornered race, we are no longer the third force. We have now taken over and bypassed the two establishments and these two are now contesting for second and third positions. Professor Soludo’s pronouncement has nothing to do with reality or common sense.”

Speaking further, Okupe said it is “ludicrous” for Soludo to say Obi will get 25 per cent of the total votes cast in four states of the federation.

The LP campaign director-general expressed confidence that the party will win the presidential election in all the southeast states.

“I’m happy that he conceded that Peter Obi will win Anambra state. That is good news. Where he messed it up completely, and it makes the whole thing looks ludicrous, was when he said Peter Obi will get 25 per cent in maybe four states of the federation. That is a joke,” he added.

“Professor Soludo is a professor of economics, not a soothsayer or prophet. Definitely, he is not too grounded politically. The five states in the southeast, come rain and sunshine, nobody will beat Peter Obi.”

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