- Babatunde Raji Fashola has set conditions for the PDP to wrestle power from the ruling APC by 2023
- According to the works and housing minister, the opposition has to play smarter and better to win back power
- Fashola, however, noted that the APC will be in power provided it fulfils all its promise to the people
Babatunde Raji Fashola, minister of works and housing, has stated that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has to think faster and be "better than us" to retake power in 2023.
The minister made this known on Tuesday, November 24, as conversations continue to be broadened on power shift when President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure is over.
The former two-term Lagos state governor described the PDP as a weak opposition to wrestle power, saying the APC has done massively well to retain the seat in 2023.
Fashola, however, noted that the ruling party's stay in power will be determined by how it has been able to keep its promises to the people.
“Our opposition has to think better than us in order to defeat us, right now they are not doing that. When it’s election time they should come and meet us."
Fashola, who has been rumoured to be eyeing the slot of vice presidency, expressed surprise over the defection of Governor Dave Umahi to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The minister said "some governors have joined us from where we think that we cannot get water before."
He enjoined his colleagues in the current administration to face their works and "stop bashing in each other’s room."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ebonyi PDP urged the party to zone the presidency ticket to the southeast in 2023.
The chairman of the PDP in the state, Onyekachi Nwebonyi, made this appeal while addressing pressmen in Abakaliki on Tuesday, October 20.
Nwebonyi warned that there would be a showdown with the national leadership of the party led by Prince Uche Secondus if the ticket is not zoned to the southeast.
He stated that the failure of the national leadership to assent to the demand will cause apathy and may hinder the chance of PDP winning the 2023 presidential election.
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