Bashir Ahmad, a former presidential aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has described Peter Obi’s Labour Party (LP) as being too small for him to accept their presidential nomination.
“The PO supporters never fail to remind me about the results of my primaries, forgetting that the fear of getting 0 vote made their supreme leader, Peter Obi to run away from PDP to a tiny LP, which I am sure with my influence I would be begged to accept its presidential ticket,” Bashir Ahmad said on Twitter.
Since failing to win the ruling All Progressives Congress’s House of Representatives ticket in Kano, the former social media aide to the president has been mocked online. Those insulting him, he claims, are Peter Obi’s fans.
The Labour Party is one of more than two dozen registered political parties that are often regarded as “mushroom” groups, as they lack a credible structure in Nigerian politics, which is dominated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Peter Obi withdrew from the PDP in late May, and on May 31, he announced his obtainment of the Labour Party’s presidential ticket.
Despite not being regarded by the political elite as a danger to in 2023, Obi has continued to attract a tsunami of support from Nigerians online.
Bashir, who was appointed in 2016, was one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s social media strategists before resigning last month to run for the House of Representatives in Kano state. He, on the other hand, vowed to sue the party and the primary winner, claiming that his defeat was damaging to the party’s reputation.