Dachung Musa Bagos, member representing Jos North/East federal constituency of Plateau State, has said any vote for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is a vote for the All Progressive Congress standard bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Bagos said any vote for the former Anambra State governor is a vote for the APC because Obi’s votes will reduce the PDP votes in the South-South and South East and automatically give the APC an upper hand.
He stated this during an interview with Daily Trust while reacting to the internal crisis rocking the PDP.
The Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Anti-corruption added that the ruling APC will still want to maintain its sites in some of those strongholds they have, hence, reducing the chances of the PDP.
He said, “Yes, very well, because when the electioneering campaign starts, most of these issues will be resolved. If you remember very well, the Labour Party issue became serious within this region when the All Progressives Congress (APC) brought out the Muslim-Muslim presidential candidature. We have a Muslim as the presidential candidate and a strong Christian as the vice presidential candidate, so they will understand.
“The PDP has given the electorate the option they are looking for. It should be understood that any vote for Peter Obi of the Labour Party is a vote for the APC. This is because Peter Obi’s votes will reduce that of the PDP in the South South and South East and it will automatically give the APC an upper hand because it will still want to maintain its sites in some of those strongholds they have. So, when we start the campaigns, most of these issues would be resolved and a lot of youths in the ‘Obedient’ campaign will see reasons that we should give the PDP a chance.
“By the way, how many members of the National Assembly will go with the Labour Party as it is? Would you want to have a president that will always have a hit back from the National Assembly that makes the majority from another political party? These are some of the issues that we will all resolve during our campaigns. We will maintain our strongholds in the 2023 elections.”