‘We Won Election In Abia State Without Peter Obi’ – Alex Otti
The Abia State governor-elect, Alex Otti, has declared the victory at the last Saturday’s gubernatorial election is not solely dependent on the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Naija News reports that Otti made the disclosure during an interview on the Channels Television Programme Politics Today.
According to him, Peter Obi was a great addition to his campaign, however, he won an election in Abia State in 2015 when he contested under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He added that the former governor of Anambra State had not joined the Labour Party, at the time he joined the party.
He said, “In 2015 when I ran under APGA, there was no Peter Obi. And we have it on our record that I won that election. At the time we were joining Labour Party, Peter Obi had not joined. It took about a week before called me and said that he purchased the presidential nomination form and he was coming to Labour Party.
“We were prepared to fight the way we fought in 2015. The votes we garnered in Abia could have been had but maybe the margin could have been smaller. That is why it’s always good to acknowledge Peter Obi. He came to Abia about four times to campaign for us.
“I think he had done well for us. That is why even the first election out of the eight House of Representatives seats we took six and sent some people on permanent retirement.
“Peter Obi is a great addition to our campaign, but I can tell you that we won an election before in Abia without him.”