Dele Momodu, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) director of strategic communications, has said that Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate, is struggling winning the election.
The PDP chieftain announced this on Tuesday during an appearance on The 2023 Verdict, a special election show on Channels Television.
Momodu claimed that the LP standard-bearer is “struggling” to catch up to Atiku Abubakar of the PDP since the presidential contest is not a sprint and it takes time to create allies.
The publisher of Ovation magazine also described Obi as one of the leading candidates in the February 25 election, and a third force in Nigeria’s national politics.
He said: “Usually, in many countries, you have two mainstream political parties and candidates.
“In the case of Nigeria, now we seem to have a third force, the fourth force is not doing much. And who are the leading candidates? Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Lagos and Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State.
“I’m a democrat, I will not disparage anybody. He (Obi) is a third force but how forceful that third force is the question.
“If Peter Obi is struggling, then the number four would have to struggle more. He is definitely struggling. A presidential race is a marathon; it is a long-distance race, and it takes time to build up.”