Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), says he is supporting Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 elections.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Dokubo described Tinubu, who is a former governor of Lagos, as a success story in the state.
Dokubo said Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso, standard bearer of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), are no match for the APC standard bearer.
He described Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as a “spare tyre”.
“In the presidential election, me, I’m with Tinubu because I saw what Tinubu did in Lagos and the legacy Tinubu left behind in Lagos,” Dokubo said.
“Tinubu was governor of Lagos state, he handed over to Fashola. Now, we can’t talk about Atiku. Atiku has never actually handled executive power, he was a spare tyre, he was vice-president.
“Obi of Labour Party was a governor for 8 years like Tinubu. Kwankwaso of NNPP was a governor of Kano state for 8 years. So, we compare these three, we leave out Atiku because he did not have the same excecutive power, he did not have the same excecutive that Tinubu, Kwankwaso and Obi exercised.
“Tinubu left power, he gave power to Fashola. Now, can you compare Fashola of Lagos to Willie Obiano that Obi picked? Can you? Can you compare the one that Kwankwaso picked in Kano that succeeded him? You cannot.
“Look, politics all over the world, let’s not say that Tinubu picked people, Tinubu have Lagos. What of in India? The Indian congress party that one family have been dominating? What of in Pakistan?
“What of in the United states of America where they say is the home of democracy where Trump, one man that I think something is wrong with his head is picking candidates, is sponsoring candidates, of he doesn’t endorse you in the Republican party you cannot win.
“So, when we are talking, it’s as if we are in isolation, we are not in isolation. We look at the record. If, you look at the candidates, Tinubu stands out, he is a success story in Lagos.”