Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of Science and Technology, has dismissed the chances of Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, in the 2023 election, stating that his All Progressives Congress, APC, counterpart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the best candidate to lead Nigeria in 2023.
According to Mamora, Obi is similar to an independent candidate, and even in the United States of America, independent candidates do not win presidential elections.
Senator Mamora, speaking on Political Paradigm, a Channels TV program, on Tuesday, cited boldness, vision, and strategy as three distinguishing characteristics of Tinubu, stating that he boasts adequate experience and political pedigree.
I am unaware of any state that could thrive with local government funding withheld for so long. You will recall the tsunami that struck the South-West in 2003.
Prior to 2003, all six South-West states were members of the Alliance of Democracy, but he is now the sole survivor. God has equipped him with the ability to endure all of his life’s difficulties. I am unaware of any other governor of his era (1999-2007) who remains relevant.
There are so many logistics involved in electioneering because what I see in Labour Party with all due respect is independent candidacy, and to the best of my knowledge even in America that has been at it for so long, no independent candidate has ever won a presidential election. Independent candidates can win in smaller constituencies-Senate, House of Representatives, etc, not presidential; so, it will be a miracle of this century.”
Mamora advised that the candidates of other political parties should not be underestimated in the upcoming presidential elections of 2023, stating “You don’t underrate your opponents. With due respect to the other candidates, he (Tinubu) is still the number one and the candidate to beat. You cannot underrate structure in politics, particularly elections because this is the reality.