Babajide Otitoju, a popular Nigerian broadcaster and multiple awards winning journalist yesterday’s Tuesday 31st-05-2022 has stated that unless the ruling party elected a popular candidate in their primaries, Atiku Abubakar would be the next president.
Speaking during yesterday’s edition of journalists hangout, Babajide Otitoju said Atiku is a formidable candidate that has been contesting for the presidential seat over the years. According to him, Atiku Abubakar would easily win if APC did not present a candidate that would be acceptable.
Hear him “Atiku is not a push over. Any body that can run the race against the sitting president the way Atiku did is not a push over. Atiku won even more states. He won states that his party was not controlling. That’s not the kind of person you will joke with.
If you bring somebody who is not popular enough, somebody who doesn’t have a cross country support and appeal, you can not be able to defeat Atiku. It is on records that Atiku Abubakar contested election and done well in the past. He may not have won all the elections he participated but he has done well.
He is a formidable opponent. For those who understand politics would know that Atiku is formidable and he knows the game. That’s why he contested for 29 years. If you don’t want Atiku to get lucky, you must choose an acceptable and saleable candidates that is popular to the people. ” Babajide Otitoju stated.
The former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar was elected by the Peoples Democratic Party to represent the party in the 2023 presidential election.
He defeated the likes of Bukola Saraki, Dele Momodu, as well as Nyesom Wike to emerge as the party’s flag bearer in the coming elections.
It would be recalled that the All Progressives Congress have concluded their screening and are gearing up for the primaries.