The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as a veteran loser in the political space.
Naija News reports that the governor made this known during an interview with TVC while responding to questions on the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu.
Masari admitted that Atiku is a formidable force but dismissed talks that 2023 is his best chance of becoming the president.
He noted that the PDP candidate has taken several shots at the presidency but lost and will still lose the 2023 election.
He said: “I think Atiku is a formidable force but our force is greater than him and he knows that. He is a veteran of contesting elections and also a veteran loser. He will lose again.”
Asked if the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was better, Masari dismissed claims of knowing him, stressing that many residents of Kastina do not know him.
He added that Northerners are buying into Tinubu’s candidacy because his name is not new in politics and they are aware of his role in the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said: “I don’t know him. Somebody who was governor of Anambra? Go and ask a Katsina man and the politicians, how many of them know Peter Obi? We are talking about a presidential candidate of Nigeria, somebody who has cut all barriers – tribal, religious, regional, name it.
“They’ve already bought into it. First of all, Bola Tinubu is not a new name in politics of Nigeria and we, the people of Katsina, know the role played by Bola Tinubu in 2015 for the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari. We know the support he gave in 2019 for the continuation of Buhari. We, here in Katsina, are not ingrates.”
This article was originally published on Naija News