Chief David Briggs, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has said it will be impossible for the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi to get up to 25% of votes in the north and southwest parts of the country in the 2023 presidential election.
Telescope.ng gathered that Briggs, who stated this on Wednesday, June 22, while addressing some of his supporters in Port Harcourt, advised youths not to be in a hurry to join the league of those promoting Obi for 2023.
He said: “I am not here to discuss Peter Obi but I like his courage. What he said he did as governor was what I did as local government chairman.
“The issue is can Obi get 25 percent especially in the north and southwest? As youths, I am telling you, don’t just jump into what you don’t understand. The north will not be fertile for Obi, the same way Opobo will not be fertile for Tonye Cole.”
The governorship hopeful stated that he would remain in the PDP, despite the outcome of the recently concluded gubernatorial primaries of the party, which did not favour him.
Briggs added: “I am in PDP and remain in PDP. I urge you to remain in PDP. I believe that the ingredients God has deposited in me will lead us to somewhere.
“In Rivers State now, outside, PDP, APC remains the only party. Labour Party is nowhere. Accord Party is a fun party. There is no party that I will go to today that I will not be placed on a first role and my coming may cause internal wrangling within the party.”