PDP gangs up to push APC aside in 2023 elections
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was incharge of Nigeria’s government from 1999 to 2015 and Nigerians actually loved their administration. The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) came into power after beating the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 general election. Nigerians are having a tough time in the Buhari-led administration and the Peoples Democratic Party is planning to overthrone the ruling party in the 2023 election. A plan was mentioned by the PDP which is a presidential tickets zoning in the next general election.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been known for zoning key and powerful offices in the past and that alone made them last for about 16 years in the Nigeria’s government. After the death of the 7-points agenda president, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’adua, the hope of zoning was in shambles as his deputy from the south was given the presidential ticket though his second attempt was foiled by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) which was led by the former millitary head of state, Muhammadu Buhari but the Peoples Democratic Party has no other choice but to reverse the presidential tag to the north where Atiku Abubakar was the flag bearer in the 2019 general election.
The election result was not accepted by the Peoples Democratic Party making the party’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar challenging the result at the Supreme Court of Justice. The People Democratic Party still had more support in the 2019 election making the party come second after the ruling All Progressive Congress.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiya rubbishes claims about the party giving the highest party ticket to a known zone in the country. An alledge reports flying around indicates that the party is trying again to settle for the north. The northern part of Nigeria holds the biggest numbers/population when it comes to election results and the Peoples Democratic Party has seen that as a major step forward if they are to overthrown the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election.
Reconciliation across all zones in the country is what PDP are looking at before taking the presidential ticket to the north again because the south zone won’t be happy when the ticket is dropped at the northern desk again so a reconciliation party is needed for all zones to be in support of the next general election.