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PDP May Not Come Second In 2023 Presidential Election – APC Group


PDP May Not Come Second In 2023 Presidential Election - APC Group
APC Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu holding party flag during congress

An All Progressives Congress (APC) coalition group, identified as the Grassroots Governance Group (APC-G3), has lampooned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly dragging the ruling party into their intractable issues.

APC-G3, in reaction to a statement by the Board of Trustees, BoT Chairman of the PDP, Senator Walid Jibrin, said the opposition party leaders are aware that they may not get a second position in the 2023 presidential election.

Naija News understands that Jibrin had earlier said that the crisis that surfaced in the PDP after its presidential primaries would soon be over as plans were underway to meet Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and nip the issue in the bud.

Jibrin said what is happening in the umbrella camp can never be compared with the situation in APC especially their decision to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Countering the PDP chieftain, APC-G3 said Nigerians must see the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima as credible combinations that are here to serve the country, and not a particular group of people.

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC-G3, Kingsley Ndunagu, in the statement on Tuesday, said Jibrin was only trying to introduce religion into APC’s choice of presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

He said it was wrong of Jibrin to say that the problems arising from PDP’s presidential primary could not be compared with the situation in the APC.

“The PDP leaders are aware that their party may not even come out second in the presidential election.

“This informed their desperation to drag the formidable Tinubu/Shettima ticket into their trouble,’’ Ndunagu stated.

According to him, Christians and Muslims have been living together as one in Nigeria and would continue to do so.

Ndunagu challenged PDP to explain to Nigerians how it intends to build national unity having reneged on the agreement to let power rotate.

He added: “Their selfishness did not allow them to acknowledge the unity and stability of Nigeria like the APC did.

“Christians and Muslims have been living together in Nigeria, but selfish politicians are trying to divide us.

“The PDP should explain what they will tell Nigerians who want to live as one, how they want to unite our country.

“This is the same people who called for power rotation in 2014 but are now working against it.

“The APC as a responsible party wants all Nigerians to be one, irrespective of religion and ethnicity.’’

Ndunagu argued that APC leaders, particularly President Muhammadu Buhari and northern governors, went for power rotation.

“That is the way to go in a multi-ethnic society. From all indications, PDP may not even be in the second position in the presidential election, hence their desperation.

“Nigerians must see the Tinubu-Shettima ticket as being here to serve the country, and not a particular group of people,’’ Ndunagu added.