PDP remains the preferred choice of Nigerians — Ayu
By Linda Ike
The National Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Iyorchia Ayu said the party remains Nigerians preferred choice in the 2023 general elections.
Ayu stated this on Thursday at an interactive session between the National Working Committee (NWC) and the former National Publicity Secretaries, States and Zonal Publicity Secretaries and other stakeholders of the party.
He noted that the opposition party’s performance in the last area council elections in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as well as in the last Ekiti and Osun governorship polls are evidence that PDP stands firm as the people choice.
Ayu said, “the elections in Abuja in the six local governments, people voted massively for the PDP. Out of 68 councillors PDP won 48 councillors and APC came down to 18 or so.
“The elections in Ekiti and Osun, again, it was clear that the preferred party that the Nigerian people want to take over power next year is still the PDP. This is not based on lies, is based on realities.
“It is based on the reality of these two states elections Ekiti and Osun, nevermind we had a hiccups in Ekiti for reasons which many Nigerian and party members know, we still keyed in on a very important state of Osun.
“This means we now control the heartland of the Southwest. We control both Osun and Oyo, and if you control the heartland of the Southwest, you are likely to win in the rest of the Southwest in Ondo, in Ogun and of course the big prize in Lagos. And our victory in Osun shows clearly that we are on the way to victory.
The Chairman is optimistic that PDP will win in the upcoming 2023 general elections.
“We are definitely going to win the next election, we will increase the number of governors, we’ll control the National Assembly, House of Representatives, most state houses of assembly and of course the big prize friends, we shall return to the villa.” He stated.