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I knew Peter Obi won’t win, his supporters don’t know politics –Nyesom Wike speaks on Tribunal’s judgment

Nyesom Wike, Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has berated the supporters of Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

In an interview with Channels Television on Thursday, September 7, Wike said that Obi’s supporters popularly known as Obidients do not know politics.

His comment comes a day after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal affirmed President Bola Tinubu as winner of the February 2023 presidential election.

Wike said;

He said: “I know that he [Obi] won’t win the election.

“Let me tell you the truth, I am a realist.

“For me, the way the election went, it was a tough election.

“I give it to INEC.

“Yes, as a young man, people would have preferred that he won but look at how the votes went.

“There is this generational change, the young people were tired.

“So, for them, the only hope they had was to vote for Obi as a younger person compared to other candidates.

“But unknown to them, that is not the reality of Nigerian politics.

“They didn’t take into cognisance that ethnicity is a factor.

“They didn’t take into cognisance that religion is a factor, not only competence; that is the reality of Nigerian politics.

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