Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress and former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has only seven governors backing him ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to Ireporter, Oshiomhole made the remarks after a closed-door meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret’d) in Abuja on Friday.
Oshiomhole, contrasting the disunity within PDP with the unity and relative peace in APC, expressed complete confidence that Bola Tinubu will win the 2023 presidential election by a landslide, affirming that all 23 APC governors are working tirelessly to ensure his victory.
He stated that he was in the State House to express his formal appreciation to Buhari for his determination and commitment to the APC in the run-up to the 2023 elections.
He said, “So if you ask me how we are doing, we are doing very well. Whereas the other [PDP] is now battling with five governors that backed out, and you find out how many governors they have, we have twenty-three.
“Now, if you add twenty-three to five, I am not saying the five are with us, but we have twenty-three with five. I guess that is twenty-eight. If you subtract twenty-eight from thirty-six, it means only eight governors, in fact, seven, because the other one in APGA isn’t there.
“So, while he [Atiku] has seven governors working for him, we have twenty-three working for us, and we have five who are neutral. You know, when you’re voting, when I was in ILO, you vote for, against, or you abstain. Abstinence is as good as voting against.”