The Peoples Democratic Party has said that the choice of Prof. Yemi Osibajo (SAN) as the running mate of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) cannot save the All Progressives Congress from defeat in the six states in the South West.
The Chairman of the PDP in Osun State, Gani Olaoluwa, who said this while speaking with journalists in Osogbo on Thursday, stated that Osibajo did not have the capability to sway voters in the South West to vote the APC presidential candidate.
Olaoluwa, who predicted victory for President Goodluck Jonathan in the next general election said that the nation needed a focused leader like Jonathan to continue to run the affairs of the nation.
“Osibajo is not known in the South West. He has no impact in the region.We do not know him and our people cannot support a man they do not know. Prof. Osibajo cannot lay claim to any contribution he has rendered to the South West region as a person.
“Osibajo cannot make the people of the South West to vote for the APC candidate. The APC candidate cannot get the support of the people of the South West, despite the fact that his running mate hails from the region. Both Buhari and Osibajo have nothing to offer for the people of the South West.
“We need people like Jonathan to continue leading us in Nigeria. This is a man who has done greatly in all sectors of the economy. He has done greatly in the South West and we can see all that he has done for us. This is a man we need for Nigeria to move forward.”
He added that the PDP had resolved all the internal wrangling, saying the ruling party was going into the poll united.