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Asari Dokubo: Atiku Abubakar no match for Bola Tinubu

Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF) leader Asari Dokubo has declared his support for All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu in the upcoming 2023 election.

Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF) leader Asari Dokubo has declared his support for All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu in the upcoming 2023 election.

Dokubo praised Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, on the Channels Television show Sunrise Daily.

Dokubo claimed that the Labour Party’s (LP) Peter Obi and the New Nigeria Peoples Party’s (NNPP) Rabiu Kwankwaso couldn’t stand a chance against the All Progressives Congress (APC) nominee.

He referred to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar as a “spare tyre.”

“In the presidential election, I’m with Tinubu because I saw what Tinubu did in Lagos and the legacy Tinubu left behind in Lagos,” Dokubo said.

“Tinubu was governor of Lagos state; he handed over to Fashola. Now, we can’t talk about Atiku. Atiku has never actually handled executive power; he was a spare tyre and vice president.

“Obi of the Labour Party was a governor for eight years like Tinubu. Kwankwaso of NNPP was a governor of Kano state for eight years. So, we compare these three; we leave out Atiku because he did not have the same executive power, he did not have the same executive that Tinubu, Kwankwaso and Obi exercised.

“Tinubu left power; he gave power to Fashola. Can you compare Fashola of Lagos to Willie Obiano, which Obi picked? Can you? Can you compare the one that Kwankwaso picked in Kano that succeeded him? You cannot.

“Look, politics all over the world, let’s not say that Tinubu picked people; Tinubu have Lagos. What of in India? The Indian congress party that one family have been dominating? What of in Pakistan?

“What of in the United States of America, which they say is the home of democracy where Trump, one man that I think something is wrong with his head, is picking candidates, is sponsoring candidates; if he doesn’t endorse you in the Republican party, you cannot win.

“So, when we are talking, it’s as if we are in isolation, we are not in isolation. We look at the record. If, you look at the candidates, Tinubu stands out; he is a success story in Lagos.”

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