Peter Obi, the popular presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), enjoys the support of more than five governors and other leaders in Nigeria, who are frantically working to help him realize his bid for president, his party has said.
The Deputy National Chairman of the party, Bashiru Apapa disclosed this in Ado Ekiti during a sensitisation programme for LP members at the weekend.
He however said the LP will not mention the names of the governors for now.
According to him, Obi’s presidential bid is daily receiving overt and covert support across the nation, adding that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are afraid of Obi’s recent popularity.
Apapa said, “There are some people who you may not believe are coming up to support Obi; some leaders up to heads of state are in support of Obi.
“Many governors, more than five of them, are supporting the party underneath. We don’t want to mention their names for now.
“It is because of the popularity of the LP now that everybody is embracing the party; definitely, the APC and PDP are afraid.”