Former Commissioner for Information in Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua, has condemned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for ceding its presidential ticket to the North.
He also said that Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party should remain in Nigeria and canvass for votes instead of going abroad as he is currently doing.
Recall that Atiku Abubakar, Northeasterner won the presidential ticket of the PDP, defeating Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, who is from the South.
Afegbua who spoke in an interview with SUNDAY INDEPENDENT said he is happy that Obi is contesting in 2023 as he is going to reduce the votes the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku will get in the South East.
He said, “Yes, the 2023 presidential election is now a three-horse race and I am happy that Peter Obi is running because he is going to take away from the support base of PDP.
“I will support anything that can be done to hurt the PDP so that they can bleed to death in terms of the presidential candidate so that we don’t have a continuation of the northern presidency.
“Those 14 APC governors who met and took a bold decision that the presidency should be ceded to the South under APC are true heroes of democracy. I am in support of the actions they took which led to the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the party’s candidate.