Alhaji Mukhtar Shagari, a former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, has revealed that he was approached to become the running mate of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Shagari said he rejected the offer to become Peter Obi’s running mate because he strongly believes that the Labour Party cannot defeat the Peoples Democratic Party in any election.
Shagari explains why he rejected to become Peter Obi’s running mate
The former Deputy Governor who also claimed that Labour Party has no presence in Sokoto where he hails from in an interview on Channels Television added that Nigerians are not looking for lofty ideas, but solutions to the problems and maladies in the area of the economy.
“I was contacted to be the running mate of Peter Obi. I told them I will not be able to leave my Party because I believe in the philosophy of my Party, I believe in what my Party stands for Nigeria and I also believe that the Labour Party will not be able to beat my party at any election.
“What is happening? So many young people as you said, who are those young people? I asked the Labour Party members that contacted me, ‘Tell me who really is the Chairman of Labour Party in Sokoto State? Who are the candidates of Labour Party in Sokoto State? Who is contesting for Senate? Who is contesting for governorship and so on and so forth, I did not get any successful answer.
“The issue is at any point in time, Nigerians are not looking for lofty ideas, Nigerians are looking for solutions to the problems and maladies of this country in the area of economy, in the area of security, in the area of infrastructure, in the area of poverty alleviation.”