- The governors elected under the platform of the PDP shared in detail why Nigerians should not vote for APC come 2023
- The governors also lend their voices regarding presidential assent to the much talked about Electoral Bill and the role NASS should play
- Meanwhile, the main opposition party is seeking ways in which the 2023 general elections would be well managed by INEC and this can be actualised through the electoral bill
Nigeria's main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), wants to take over in 2023.
This is so as the governors of the PDP have listed reasons why Nigerians should vote out the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
The governors also called on the National Assembly (NASS) to go with the option of overriding presidential assent to the amended Electoral Bill 2021, Business Day reports.
The governors, in a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Monday, January 17, with Governor Nyesom Wike as the host, said Nigerians have become numb and accustomed to bad economic news as exemplified by the APC government.
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The reasons highlighted by the opposition party are;
- Bad economy
- High exchange rate
- Hike in fuel price
- High level of poverty
- High rate of unemployment
- Debt servicing/Borrowing
Explaining why the NASS should override the president, the PDP governors said it was to block the chances of the president vetoing the bill when there is an urgent need to get a law to manage the 2023 elections.
Osun 2022: Adeleke reveals why he wants to take over Oyetola's job
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Senator Adeleke said he was coming back to rescue Osun state.
Adeleke made this known after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms to the PDP's national secretariat.
According to him, he is back in the race to rescue Osun state from the darkness, saying the APC has caused the collapse of the state in every respect.
Field northern candidates in 2023 elections and lose, Buhari's minister tells parties
In other news, Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, had lent his support for the presidency to be zone to the south.
Ngige, in an interview, stated that although most political parties like the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) do not have the principle of rotation in their rules, it is an unwritten agreement enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.
The minister said this ideology runs through all the arms and levels of government in Nigeria to reflect the federal character.