Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said many Nigerians who are already fed up with the misrule of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are yearning for its (PDP) return to power in 2023.
After 16 years in power, beginning from the return of democratic lost power to the then oppogovernance in 1999, the PDP sition, the APC, in the 2015 presidential election, after President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC flag bearer, defeated Dr. Goodluck Jonathan who ran on the PDP platform.
Buhari secured re-election on the APC platform in 2019 by defeating Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president, who was the PDP’s presidential candidate.
Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent on Tuesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, said having tested both parties, Nigerians have realised that the PDP is the only party that has their interests at heart.
“It is only the PDP that understands the nuances of our country. It is the only party that is truly representational and has the interest of Nigerians at heart.As such, the party that understands this country and can govern this country effectively is the PDP. Having experienced both parties, Nigerians have seen the clear-cut difference and will take a decision in the 2023 general elections”.
He said the PDP is filled with highly resourceful politicians and experts who have what it takes to fix Nigeria and proffer solutions to the myriad of problems confronting the nation, such as insecurity and economic challenges, which the APC had been clueless in proffering solutions to.
“If you recall, last month, APC governors paid former President Goodluck Jonathan a visit. Why will they do that if indeed, as they claimed then, Jonathan was a failure? Will anybody want to associate with a failure? Everybody flocks around a successful person and that is what the PDP represents”.