- Some former members of the Peoples Democratic Party might be wooed back to the party ahead of the 2023 general elections
- This is as the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu is leading a team of the opposition members on talks with past governors, senators and other influential politicians
- Some of the top members of the PDP who have been targeted for this purpose are Senator Danjuma Goje, Ibrahim Shekarau and several lawmakers
Top members of the Peoples Democratic Party led by its national chairman Iyorchia Ayu, have already initiated talks with former governors, senators and members of the party who had decamped to other political platforms.
The Nation reports that the opposition hopes to expand its coast with the move ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general election.
It was gathered that the PDP's team has lined up some of the party's former top members who have joined other political platforms.
Some top politicians to be wooed by PDP
Top on the list of politicians the party has lined up to woo back into the PDP include the former governors Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Adamu Aliero (Kebbi) and Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano).
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In addition, 22 senators and about 50 lawmakers of the House of Representatives who are currently in the All Progressives Congress party are being targeted.
There are also speculations that the numbers could skyrocket considering the ongoing crisis within the APC at the moment.
Sources privy to the matter said the PDP is leveraging on the growing APC crisis and the party's post-congress conflict to woo some of the politicians.
One of the sources said:
“The PDP is undercutting APC in many states with its National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, leading the negotiations.
“The opposition party is capitalising on the crisis in APC, especially the pall of uncertainty on the party’s convention and mindset on presidential and governorship primaries. The high number of court cases involving APC is enormous and scary."
The source added that some of the negotiations have been solidified and it is believed that many of them will blossom.
You’re an ingrate, Who’s your father? Wike slams PDP deputy governor
In his opinion on Saturday, March 12, the Rivers governor believes the Edo deputy governor is an ingrate.
Wike said it is a shame that Shaibu can threaten the PDP with defection after the party gave him and Governor Obaseki the ticket in the last Edo governorship poll.
Governor Wike finally leaks secret on how lives of Nigerians can be improved
Meanwhile, Wike, on Wednesday, March 3, said that the lives of Nigerians across the country would improve once the PDP takes over leadership from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike gave the assurance during the inauguration ceremony of the 3.5 km long Mgbuoshimini-Nkpor Road in Rumuolumeni community, Obio/Akpor local government area of the state.
The governor said that the PDP's major focus was to ensure that the economic hardship foisted on Nigerians by the APC-led administration ended.