Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport on Monday said the 2023 presidential election will still be a two-party affair between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking in an interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Babatope said the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi can only try their best during the election but cannot win because they lack the structure and national spread to secure victory.
He said “It is still going to be a two-party affair. It is still going to be between the APC and PDP. The Labour Party can only try but there is nothing they can do. Unlike the APC and PDP, Labour Party does not cover the whole of the country”.
“They cannot also claim to have the support of the Labour movement, so they can try but I don’t see them making any significant impact in the presidential election”.
When asked if he will support a fellow Yoruba man, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who is the APC presidential candidate, Babatope said despite knowing Tinubu for more than 50 years, he cannot support him as both of them belong to different parties.
“We belong to different political parties, even though we are both Yorubas. I have known Tinubu for over 50 years but I cannot support him because we belong to different political parties. He belongs to the APC and “I am of the PDP. There is no question of Yoruba race here. I am a member of the PDP and our candidate, Atiku Abubakar will win by the grace of God”.