- Nigerians have been warned not to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress at the federal level for another four years
- The warning was given by the governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party
- According to the party governors, another four years under an APC government will be a disaster of monumental proportion
FCT, Abuja - Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) say Nigeria cannot survive another four years under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, said this on Tuesday, November 23 at the opening ceremony of a two-day PDP National Retreat 2021 with the theme: “It’s Time to Rescue and Rebuild Nigeria.”
Daily Trust newspaper quoted him as saying:
“Can Nigeria survive another 4 years of APC? The answer is a resounding No. It is too frightening to contemplate. PDP remains the only credible alternative to APC and we cannot afford to fail Nigerians. We must keep hope alive. We can do it. Yes, we can, as Obama would say.”
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Tambuwal said the PDP must strategise to take over in 2023, adding that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had in the past six years failed to take the country to the heights expected by Nigerians.
He said the ruling APC had demonstrated gross incompetence in managing the fortune of the country.
He called on PDP leaders to think outside the box, rather than resorting to criticisms only and rescue Nigeria for good.
Meanwhile, a PDP chieftain who attended the retreat, Adamu Ayitogo, told Legit.ng during a telephone interview that the party is ready to take over from the APC in 2023.
“It is a new era for our party. There is a renewed vigour within our midst to rescue Nigeria from bad governance and I believe this retreat is the beginning of this new dawn.”
Anyim Pius Anyim Declares Interest in 2023 Presidency
In a related development, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim has declared that he will contest for presidency in 2023.
Anyim, a former Senate president, said he will contest for the position whether his party - the PDP zone the presidential ticket to the southeast or not.
The Ebonyi-born politician says he has ignored calls for him to run for office in the past, but he is now ready to take a shot at the seat.
2023: PDP Group Calls on Governor Nyesom Wike to Run for President
On its part, a group known as PDP Renaissance Movement has called on Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike to run for president in 2023.
The group, made up of serving members of the Cross River state House of Assembly and former commissioners who refused to defect to the All Progressives Congress with Governor Ben Ayade, said that Nigeria needs somebody like Wike with a vision and mission to turn the economy around.
Addressing reporters on Tuesday, November 9 in Calabar, one of the leaders of the group, Gab Odu Oji, said the country needs total revival in all sectors, adding that Wike has character and content that qualifies him to be Nigeria's number one citizen.