Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has stated that it will be very difficult to defeat the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described Atiku as a formidable opponent.
According to the APC chieftain, the ruling party will work against Atiku in a very forceful and decisive way.
He said: “We’ll be working against Atiku in a very forceful and decisive way, and I absolutely have no regrets about that.
“If you look back in 2019, I wasn’t really involved in his campaign at the presidential level. I didn’t really get involved in the campaign itself.
“It was in 2015 I was involved in the campaign for (former) President Jonathan but this time around, we are on oppposite sides to the PDP and I’m on the opposite side to (former) vice president Atiku and I’m supporting president to be, Bola Tinubu and we are going to win. Believe me, it’s going to be a very tough fight.”
While insisting that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will defeat the PDP presidential candidate, Fani-Kayode said Atiku is a strong, focused and an experienced politicians.
He dismissed claims that the former Vice President will be a walkover, stressing that the election will be tough.
“Atiku cannot be underestimated. Those that say walk over, I always look at them and say, ‘look, obviously you don’t know politics, you dont know Atiku.’
“He is a formidable candidate, he’s a very strong man, very focused man, an experienced man and you need to respect that and he has an excellent team of people around him but I believe with the tenacious nature of Asiwaju, the people around him and with the party, the governors, the president and everybody else behind him in unity, strength and power, I believe we will be able to defeat him. It wont be easy, it will be a tough fight but I believe we will prevail in the end,” Fani-Kayode said.