A chieftain of the Labour Party, Wale Okunniyi, said the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will win the presidential election on Saturday, latest by 12 noon.
Okunniyi made this boast while speaking on Channels Television on Thursday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that accreditation and voting would commence by 8:30am and end by 2:30 pm on both election days.
The LP chieftain said, after voting might have ended, INEC would be collating the results immediately because the LP candidate would have won by noon.
He said, “My optimism tells me that by the first ballot [Peter Obi will win] straight. My analyses give me that optimism and the level of hard work some of us have put in.
“We will be shocked that by 12 noon, it would be clear that we have won. I am telling you what I have analysed.
“By 12 noon, you will know that we have won. It may not be official but you will know now when there is a trend.
“By 2:30 pm that voting ends, it is just to collate. If you are in a polling unit for instance, and you see the trend and you have canvassers, information would have gotten to you.
“In my polling unit, what has happened so far is that in three hours it is clear [the winner is known] and the INEC officials would just be playing.”