The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike has caused a stir on social media after he claimed that the supporters of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, do not know politics.
The former Rivers Governor said this during an interview on Channels TV on Thursday, a day after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 2023 presidential election.
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.”