How Obi, others handed Tinubu victory – Fashola

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The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said the failure of the opposition to unite handed Bola Ahmed Tinubu victory at the 2023 presidential election. reports that Peter Obi, and Rabiu Kwankwaso were former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but dumped the PDP in 2022. According to Fashola, the actions of both men gave Tinubu a clear pathway to victory.

Fashola said during an interview on Channels Television on Sunday night, “Politics is a game of numbers and numbers have arithmetic equations – additions and multiplications. APC was adding and multiplying.

“Some PDP governors – Cross River, Ebonyi, Zamfara – had come to join APC. PDP was dividing and subtracting.

“So, the major contenders against us in this election – NNPP, PDP, Labour Party, their candidates, were in the same party in 2019. They lost by almost four million votes. So, having now divided that inadequate, insufficient ticket into three, how was it going to add up into an electoral victory?

“So, they handed away the presidential ticket by dividing their powers. Not only did they divide, they now subtracted with the G5 governors. So, it was bad mathematics.”

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