- Isaac Fayose, the younger brother of former Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, said Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, needs N50bn to win in 2023
- Fayose in a social media video said though Obi is the most popular among the presidential candidates, he currently does not have the structure to win, beyond social media
- The younger Fayose said Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling APC, has both the money and structure to become the next president of Nigeria
Isaac Fayose says the Labour Party(LP)’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi needs at least N50bn to defeat APC flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other contenders in 2023.
The younger brother of former Ekiti governor Ayodele Fayose said Obi’s online popularity is not enough to secure victory.
He also asserted that the Labour Party presidential candidate lacks the political structure to win the election.
“Out of all the candidates, Obi is the most popular. If we vote today on social media, he will win. But an election is structure-based. So, Obi will need N50bn to be able to make that government a reality. N50bn, yes, Obi will win.
“Remember, Tinubu is a little bit popular too. He has what they call structure. The structure alone is worth N50bn. He has what they call goodwill. They call him ‘The City Boy’. So ‘where him money no fit reach, him structure go reach, where him structure no fit reach, him popularity go reach.
“Obi, with N50bn, will manage to buy his own army to defeat Tinubu.”
Alhaji title: Fayose’s brother makes serious allegations against Atiku
Meanwhile, the younger Fayose in a previous Instagram video alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, removed the religious title Alhaji from his name in a bid to secure his ambition of becoming president in 2023.
Isaac in the post claimed that it is because of this tendency northerners do not vote for Atiku, adding that they do not trust him.
The former governor’s brother stretched his allegation further to say that Atiku gets most of his votes from the southern region during national elections.