The spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his counterpart in the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, will fail the popularity test in the North ahead of the 2023 elections.
This came as the Deputy Spokesperson of the APC Campaign Organisation, Hannatu Musawa, expressed optimism that the party’s presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, would benefit immensely from the bloc votes of the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, in next February’s poll.
The two APC Spokespersons spoke in two separate interviews in Abuja on Sunday.
Musawa believes Tinubu stands a good chance in the election.
“The bloc votes will work to our advantage. This is because the election will happen before President Buhari leaves. Whatever the case may be, even though he is going to leave next year, it is not going to happen till after the election,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, was also upbeat that his principal would secure bloc votes to win the presidential election.
He said, “I am optimistic that the structures that worked to get us those bloc votes are still with us.”