Akin Osuntokun, the leader of the Labour Party in the South West, has compared the base of support for the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to that which helped elect former US President Barrack Obama to power.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s political advisor Osuntokun also revealed that his ex-principal might possibly be endorsing Obi in the 2023 presidential race.
“I think so,” Osuntokun said on Friday when asked if Obasanjo was supporting Obi while appearing on Arise TV’s The Morning Show.
When probed on his decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party for Labour Party despite his antecedent with the party, he said, “Where I am (Labour Party) is consistent with the position I have taken in the past two years. Logically I am being consistent with my position.”
In order for Nigeria to advance, according to Osuntokun, voters must reject the APC and PDP in the upcoming election.
He claimed that the agendas of the two major political parties in Nigeria at the moment were harmful to the expansion and advancement of the nation.
He believes that Nigeria needs to change its course and get away from a bad and catastrophic agenda.
The LP chieftain asserts that the election of 2023 will be a fierce battle against the corrupt status quo and the nation’s foes.
His words, “The kind of politics in Nigeria is disastrous. The political structure is criminal. It’s ambiguous that people clamouring for change are the ones labelling those ready to work for such change. APC and PDP are known for crass insensitivity. They are coming with similar baggage that has matured in our fraudulent political system.
“In terms of evaluation from what is good and moving Nigeria forward, you cannot proceed from the platforms of APC and PDP. These parties aren’t consistent with what Nigerians need. So it’s only right to move away from the rotten status quo in the interest of the country.”
Osuntokun disregarded a recent analysis by the Economic Intelligent Unit that predicted Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential contender, as the winner of the 2023 elections and criticized the causes that led to the report.