2023: There will be more confusion in PDP: Presidency


More confusion awaits the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between now and the next presidential election, the presidency has said.

The PDP which has held sway since the return to democracy in 1999 lost power to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2015.

It was the first time the party lost a presidential election despite predictions that it would govern the country for uninterrupted sixty years.

Though not factionalised yet, there are lingering crisis here and there in the now opposition party, especially as regards to which region it will zone its presidential ticket to.

TODAY POLITICS learnt that the North will get it again as it did in 2019, a development that might anger most of its members particularly from the Southern part. Already, it is clear that a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar will make another attempt after President Muhammadu Buhari trounced him in the last election.

There are also clamour in some quarters demanding the resignation of its national chairman, Uche Secondus. The politics surrounding the next election has made the party lost three state governors to the APC recently.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina on Tuesday predicted more confusion for the party.

Mr Adesina said more state governors from the PDP will join the ruling party next year when his principal begins the commissioning of gigantic projects nationwide.

“Between now and 2023, there will be more confusion in the party,” Mr Adesina predicted. “No one makes noise when they (PDP) were holding BoT (Board of Trustees) meetings during Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and Jonathan regimes. Why are they complaining now?”

“There will be a massive unveiling of infrastructure come 2022; starting from commissioning of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which the PDP could not achieve in 16 years, to the AKK Pipeline and so many highways. These massive projects will make a lot of PDP governors to join the APC,” he added.