The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has started strategising to retake power ahead of the 2023 general election as it holds its 88th national executive committee (NEC) meeting.
The party in a tweet on Monday, January 27, stated that the meeting which is holding at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja is to reposition the party ahead of 2023.
The PDP asked members to attend the meeting unfailingly.
"The @OfficialPDPNig National Executive Committee (NEC), meeting is currently underway. The PDP is repositioning to retake power in 2023," the party said.
However, the tweet by the PDP has generated reactions from some Nigerians who felt offended by the party's concern about taking back power.
"God forbid u na. If you guys can't caution or talk to ur erring governors that are persecuting journalist for doing their jobs, then we no wan hear of ena. Police brutality everywhere, Nigerians crying everyday, no statement from e nay. All ur concern is taking back power."
"This clearly shows our politicians intentions. What they care for is not to serve humanity but all they care for is power. That is why they are belligerent in defending or retaking the power."
"As a party you may have to be mindful of Umahi and Wike. I very much doubt their abilities".
"If the mentality is still the 1998 vision of "take power" as opposed to a proper development plan. Then nothing has changed."
In another report, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi is not having it funny with his political organisation, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for giving his blessing to Godwin Obaseki, his colleague in Edo state and member of another political party.
Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is in his first term and not having a good relationship with Adams Oshiomhole, the man who handed over to him in 2016.
The PDP described Umahi's backing of Obaseki as a threat to the success of the party ahead of the election in Edo state.
The party further said Umahi's endorsement of Obaseki had dampened the morale of members.
Meanwhile, Prof Aloysius-Michael Okolie, the national president of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), has ruled out the chances of an Igbo man emerging as Nigerian president in 2023.
The speaking in Nsukka on Saturday, January 25, the professor of political science explained that the chances of an Igbo presidency in 2023 were highly unlikely due to the political structure of Nigeria which is against people of the southeast.
Okolie pointed out that some ethnic groups in the country marginalise people of the southeast zone. He urged all political zones in the country to make efforts at replicating the south-west’s security outfit called Operation Amotekun.
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