Godwin AJOM, Calabar
South -South Coordinator, Public Affairs Directorate of the All Progressive Congress ( APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Cletus Obun has discredited the endorsement of Labour Party(LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi by Ijaw leader, Edwin Clarke and former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Obun is of the opinion that the chances of the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi winning the February 25 presidential polls are not there, saying that those endorsing him are political undertakers. “I can tell you for free that those endorsements have no potency, no efficacy in terms of bringing out votes.
“An elder statesman, Edwin Clark has joined OBJ. These are men who have exhausted their stay and the only way to catch headlines is to endorse someone who cannot win election. Chief Clarke in a clanish move endorsed GEJ in 2015. OBJ in 2019 endorsed Atiku. They both lost as they will surely do on February 25, 2023. These men are political undertakers,” Obun argued.
Obun who is a former Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) in Cross River State further described Obi as a candidate for the future, stressing that his acclaimed popularity and endorsement cannot guarantee him victory.
He said “Obasanjo’s endorsement of Obi, the former president has run his full cycle and what you are seeing now is a once upon a time patriot who is now on the decline and he thought he can re-invent himself.
“OBJ is a bad example of what a democrat should be. Everything about democracy he tries to subvert. He has anti- democratic tendencies.”