Mukhtar Shagari former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State revealed why he declined the offer to be Peter Obi’s Vice Presidential candidate.
Naija News NG reports that Mukhtar Shagari revealed that he declined the offer because he believes Peter Obi would not win the 2023 presidential election.
Shagari, speaking on Channels Television’s Politics yesterday on Tuesday, October 12 2022, said he declined the opportunity because he did not believe Obi stood a chance in 2023.
“The Labour party contacted me and requested if I would like to be the Vice Presidential candidate to Peter Obi,” the PDP chieftain said.
“And I looked at the political scenario, what Labour party is, and decided that I cannot be the Vice Presidential candidate to Peter Obi.
“I do not see the path through which Peter Obi will win the election in this country.
“It is so clear that in areas in the South-East, and young people are shouting about him on social media – yes, it’s politics.
“But the truth of the matter is that there are two dominant parties in this country – APC and PDP. If you want to become President, I think you must belong to one of them.”
Shagari also said zoning is not a constitutional matter as it is not provided in the nation’s constitution.
“it’s purely a party affair,” he said.