‘APC base intact in North; Kwankwaso, Peter Obi working for us’ – Orji Kalu
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu said the voting base of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the North-West and North-East geopolitical zones remain intact.
Kalu stated this in an interview on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm programme on Tuesday.
According to Kalu, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and Peter Obi of the Labour (LP) and other candidates are indirectly “working” for the victory of the APC flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ahead of the February 25 presidential election by dividing southern votes.
The APC chieftain also said he does not believe in pre-election polls which have put Obi ahead of the 18 presidential candidates including Tinubu.
“I don’t believe in the poll; the poll is not realistic,” Kalu said. If the poll wants to be realistic, Kwankwaso and Peter Obi are working for us because nobody has touched our base; nobody has touched the strongest base of APC. The North-West and the North-East are our base.
UK Strongly Interested To Help Nigeria Recover – Atiku
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, said he was encouraged by the United Kingdom’s strong interest in helping Nigeria recover in every facet of its life.
Atiku stated this on his verified Twitter handle while reflecting on his visit to the UK to meet some of its government officials.
The PDP candidate had traveled to the UK on Monday on the invitation of the British its government.
During the course of the two-day visit, Atiku will engage British government officials and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
Atiku revealed that he met with senior UK government officials as well as the Right Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP – Minister for Development and Africa in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). He added that he shared his vision for Nigeria with them as encapsulated in the Unity SEED template.