As the 2023 general elections draw near, activist and convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, on Saturday said the supporters of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, who are based in the South-East are “simply campaigning for other candidates” through their pro-Obi rallies.
According to Adeyanju, one of the reasons the votes of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar “will be close” to Bola Tinubu’s (the All Progressives Congress flagbearer) would be as a result of “the ongoing funny rallies.”
Adeyanju tweeted, “I would have advised our friends in the SE to stop doing rallies for their son in his zone but they are deaf and dumb. They will never listen to reason. They are simply campaigning for other candidates in their zones by those rallies. Politics especially in Africa is…”
In another tweet, Adeyanju wrote: “The more rallies our naive friends do, the more protest votes Atiku will get in some areas.”
He added that the rallies “will make more Northerners come out to vote because they will want to prove a point on Election Day.”
“Northern voters don’t make noise, they just show capacity when it matters,” Adeyanju said.