The former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kola Ologbondiyan, has refuted a claim made by Ibrahim Masari that Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, will be supported by Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, and several governors from the opposition party.
Ologbondiyan stated this during his appearance on Channels Television on Friday. He said there is no truth in Masari’s claim, adding that PDP governors have seen the failure of the APC and won’t vote for the ruling party.
The former PDP spokesman said, “The assertion by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s placeholder, Ibrahim Masari, that PDP governors will vote for All Progressives Congress candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is lame. It is an assertion that is not predicated on fact, and as such, it cannot be taken seriously by Nigerians.
“The PDP governors have no reason, and have no basis to go and vote for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in view of the fact that Nigerians have already distanced themselves from the processes of the All Progressives Congress and Nigerians, upon whom the APC has become a burden in the last seven years, are looking for every way and means to reject them at the poll.
“So, it does not add up that governors of PDP who have seen the failure of the All Progressives Congress will vote for the APC. It doesn’t add up. Members of the PDP have dismissed the assertion (by Masari) because there is no truth in it; it is lame.”
Before choosing the former governor of Borno State as his running partner, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, had chosen Masari as a stand-in to meet an INESC deadline.
Masari recently stated that Wike and his opposition party members “would back APC to win the 2023 elections, notably Nyesom Wike” in an interview with BBC Hausa.