The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has asserted that 90 per cent of the population in Northern Nigeria is not on social media.
The former Vice President made the claim during an interview on Arise TV this Friday.
According to him, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, and his running mate in the 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi can’t win next year’s presidential election because his party lacks structure.
He explained that the party only have an online presence whereas the bulk of the country’s voting population is not on social media.
He said although the Labour Party claimed to have over 1 million votes for last Saturday’s Osun governorship election on social media, the party’s votes after the counting didn’t justify the claim.
Atiku said: “I really don’t expect the Labour Party to take as many votes from the PDP as people are suggesting, we have seen it in the last election in Osun State.
“What’s the performance of the Labour Party? This is a party that doesn’t have a governor, doesn’t have members of the National Assembly, and doesn’t have state assembly members. And politics in this country depends on the structures you have at these various levels at the local, state and national levels, so it is very difficult to expect a miracle to happen simply because Peter Obi is in the Labour Party.
“After all, they were saying through the social media; they have more than one million votes in Osun State but how many turned up to vote for Labour Party?”
He added: “In the North, 90 percent of the people are not on social media.”