Dele Momodu, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) director of strategic communications, has said that Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) nominee, is having difficulty winning the election.
The PDP leader announced this on Tuesday during an appearance on The 2023 Verdict, a special election show on Channels Television.
Momodu said the LP flagbearer is “struggling” to catch up with the PDP standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar, because the presidential race is not a marathon and takes time to build bridges.
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.”