A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi is gaining support in “unexpected areas”.
Lawal stated this while speaking on Friday during an interview with Channels Television.
He said Labour Party’s growing popularity will shock critics.
Reacting to comments made by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, that Obi cannot win, the former SGF said the outcome of the election will be shocking.
“Every Nigerian is determined to have a say in this election, including those who Nasir el-Rufai claimed are not many. He said northern Christians are not many.
“I want him to wait for February 25 and he’ll see the shock of his life.
“When he goes around bandying about five and six million votes in Kano, he forgets that in the five and six million, Igbos are about one million,” Lawal said.