A former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is the only politician from the South-West region that can defeat former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 Presidential race.
There are indications that the APC National leader is eyeing the country’s number one seat but he has not declared interest yet.
Okupe, in a series of tweets on Sunday, said Tinubu remains a formidable opponent but he can send him out of the the race.
“I believe I have a slight edge over him in that I understand national and Presidential politics more than him and in terms of intellectual resourcefulness we are at par; if I am not better.
“On my part, a awesome advantage is that I am the handiest Yoruba of observe in the presidential race from the PDP,” Okupe stated.
Tinubu is presently in Kano in which he’s expected to fulfill with the Northern Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria.
While speaking on what he believes ought to paintings in opposition to Tinubu in the presidential race, Okupe stated the previous governor has many antagonists in his birthday celebration.
“Bola Tinubu is coming in from a incorrect celebration wherein he has such effective antagonists with the capacity to stop him. The flagrant excesses of his celebration to which he by no means reacted publicly specifically with troubles concerning the SouthWest have made him no longer to be favoured by some of his very own humans.
“The different misfortune is that even though Bola Tinubu has spent his life and his large assets on growing political effective lieutenants who now occupy very excessive and influential workplaces, now at his very own point of need his foremost challengers are in reality all from his strong.”