- Nigeria's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party has set out plans to return to power in 2023
- Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has assured that the PDP would reclaim Lagos state and the presidency
- Makinde gave this assurance at the official declaration of the defection of Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran-led aggrieved APC group was the National Chairman of the PDP, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not relaxing in its efforts to return to power.
This is so as the governors elected under the platform of the opposition party, the PDP has vowed that the party would reclaim Lagos state for the people of Lagos state and the presidency ahead of the polls.
Governor Makinde of Oyo state gave this assurance on Friday, January 21, at the event for the defection of members of the “Lagos4Lagos Movement”, a splinter group with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), into PDP.
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Makinde who took to his verified Twitter to share pictures of the event wrote:
"Today, we held a Lagos PDP unity rally. We also officially welcomed the #Lagos4Lagos movement led by Dr Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) from APC to our great party, the
@OfficialPDPNig. Working together, we will reclaim Lagos for the people of Lagos State."
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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.
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In another development, Nigerians have been assured that the school fees of their children and wards would be taken care of by 2023.
Bola Tinubu, the national leader of APC, said he would ensure that every Nigerian child gets free education once he is elected as president in 2023.
According to the APC national leader, all Nigerians would be able to study for free from their primary education to the tertiary level.