Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, is widely expected to win next month’s presidential elections.
Hazeem Gbolarumi, the Oyo state coordinator of the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign, made this submission on Monday, January 24.
According to The Guardian, the former Oyo state deputy governor believes Atiku will easily defeat his opponent at the polls, with 70% of total votes cast in the state.
He boasted that his principal will easily defeat his opponents in the Southwest region, with at least 40% of the vote.
“Go and write it down, Atiku will not take less than 40% of votes in all the Yoruba-speaking states. And he needs only 25% anyway. In Oyo State, particularly, I am assuring you that he will not take anything less than 70% of the total votes cast. Atiku is winning.”
According to the former deputy governor, Oyo state voters are eager to vote for Atiku in next month’s election.
He boasted that Oyo state is largely dominated by the PDP and that citizens will not rally behind the federal ruling party.
”The people of this state will never vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the level of poverty in the country.
“I don’t know anyone as a major candidate. The only candidate I know is Atiku and is coasting home to victory.
‘’We will all be alive to witness this. Atiku is winning.”
Meanwhile, Atiku has been the subject of public scrutiny following the controversy surrounding his alleged involvement in a scheme to divert public funds into private accounts without suspicion.
Despite these scandals, the Adamawa-born politician remains one of the leading candidates for the presidency.