2023 Presidency: Ex-Presidential Aide Reveals What PDP Must do to Win Back Aso Rock
- Former presidential aide Doyin Okupe has spoken on the chances of PDP winning the 2023 presidential election
- Okupe who was a senior presidential aide during the Jonathan administration warned against the opposition presenting a northern candidate
- The physician turned politician, said some people within PDP have maintained presenting a northern candidate for the 2023 election
Abuja - Dr Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has issused a strong warning to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The Punch reports that Okupe in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, September 18, informed the party about presenting a northern candidate for the poll to avoid another major defeat.
The former presidential spokesperson argued that the party's zoning arrangement ended with the 2019 election, however, some PDP members are insisting on presenting a presidential candidate from the north.
Okupe speaking further revealed that major politicians were defecting to other political parties because of the issue of a northern candidate.
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He expressed the fears that if the gale of defections continues the party could collapse before the 2023 general election.
2023: Tinubu will be a good president, Jonathan's former aide says, gives reason
Recall that Okupe said Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will perform well if he emerges Nigeria's president in 2023.
Appearing as a guest on Arise News TV on Friday, August 13, Okupe said Tinubu, a former Lagos state governor, will be a good president.
Okupe said the next president of Nigeria should come from the southern region, arguing that it will be wrong for the north to produce President Muhammadu Buhari's successor in 2023.
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2023: Northern lawmaker reveals why APC is wooing Jonathan, speaks about Tinubu's ambition
Meanwhile, a member of the ruling APC Musa Sarkin Adar explained why the ruling party is wooing former president Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Adar is a ranking member of the House of Representatives from Sokoto and the chairman House committee on petroleum (upstream).
In an interview with Arise TV, he said the rumours about Jonathan joining the APC have been disproved by his spokesman.