- Raymond Dokpesi, a top leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has revealed how the party can win the 2023 presidential election
- The PDP chieftain noted that the main opposition party must pick its candidate from the north if it is interested in winning the poll
- According to him, one does not need a soothsayer to know that the southeast cannot with the next election if the presidential candidate comes from the zone
Abuja - A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has said that his party has a good chance of sacking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
Legit.ng gathered that Dokpesi, in an interview with Daily Independent, said PDP members who are canvassing zoning of the presidential ticket to the south are only doing so because they want to copy the APC.
The members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are rooting for the zoning of the ticket to the south after the completion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023.
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PDP can't win 2023 presidential election unless it fields its candidate from north
Dokpesi said there is no way his party can win the 2023 presidential election if it presents a candidate from the southern part of the country.
“We are all Nigerians and there is no need for us to keep deceiving ourselves at this point in time. At the age of 70 and with my experience in organising campaigns in this country, I can tell you that unless there is a candidate from the north, in my own considered opinion, the PDP will not stand a chance of winning the election."
He added that former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the southwest did eight years; Goodluck Jonathan from the south-south also did six years, saying that the situation made it a total of 14 years.
Dokpesi alleged that if in 2019, former vice president Atiku Abubakar had not been rigged out of that election, he would have come back in 2023 to say that he wants to do a second term.
He said while he believes that it is fair that the southeast should produce the president as it is the only southern zone not to have done so since 1999, the southeast cannot win if it gets the presidential ticket at this time.
Governor Mohammed says his family, friends asks him to contest for president in 2023
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state said family members and friends have asked him to join the presidential race ahead of 2023.
It was reported that Mohammed stated this while receiving the Coalition of Northern Youth, National Union of Road Transport Workers and other Trade Unions at Government House, Bauchi on Thursday, August 11.
The governor disclosed asked the groups to give him three weeks to consult widely on whether to contest the presidency or not.
Source: Legit Nigeria