The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Thursday’s endorsement of Presidential candidate of the main opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo will not in any way affect the fortunes of the party in the 2019 Presidential election.
National Vice Chairman South south of the party, Utufam Hilliard ETA told newsmen on Thursday evening that the former President has lost political value saying his endorsement has no effect.
Eta, who said the endorsement is not a threat to his party stated repeatedly: “Obasanjo will be dimistified.”
When reminded that the same Obasanjo endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 presidential election, Eta said: “His (Obasanjo) endorsement has nothing to do with our (APC) victory in 2015.
“I know that politics is more of deception but I tell you that Obasanjo’s electoral value is little to nothing. Remember that Obasanjo in all the elections lost from his ward level to everywhere. Obasanjo is more loved away than at home and like I said earlier, Obasanjo will be dimistfied.”
On the presence of some religious leaders at Obasanjo’s home during the endorsement, the APC chieftain said: “One of the political wing of the PDP is one organisation called Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), so one is not surprised that CAN can do all they can do,” he said.