*says no sensible PDP Gov will defect to APC
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi on Thursday alerted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to win some PDP governors to its side to be able to rig the 2023 general elections.
The PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary who raised the alarm while speaking on Oluyole 98.5FM, Ibadan live phone in programme “Searchlight” asked APC to forget the 2023 general elections having failed completely in providing security for Nigerians.Prince Odeyemi emphasized that having realised its failure, APC is now bent on luring some of the PDP governors into its side for the party to have at least 25 of the state governors in the country for it to cover up its alleged plans to rig the 2023 elections.
He quickly added that considering the present situation in the country with the low level of performance by the APC government particularly at the Federal level ” no sensible PDP governor will defect to APC with the present situation in the country”
” No sensible PDP governor will defect to APC in Nigeria now, none of our governors will join them. They only want to pounce on PDP governors so as to have about 23 – 25: governors to back up their plans to rig the 2023 polls”, he said.
The PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary maintained that there is no doubt that the APC led Federal government has greatly disappointed Nigerians particularly in the area of security which was one of the party’s campaign point in 2015 and 2019 respectively.
“This APC led Federal Government is a complete failure in the area of security. They have failed Nigeria and Nigerians. They are not getting it right at all in the area of security and I don’t think they can ever get it right”, he said.
According to Prince Odeyemi, there was no basis for the ruling APC to be seeking re election in 2023 having failed to give Nigerians the needed security protection, saying, ,” if an administration cannot protect you, it is not worthy of reelection”, saying. ” APC have nothing to tell Nigerians come 2023, the party has failed Nigerians and deserve no re election . if an administration cannot protect you, it is not worthy of reelection”.
Prince Odeyemi pointed out that PDP has learnt its lessons and now better prepared than ever to run and move Nigeria forward come 2023 when the party will surely be voted back into power by Nigerians.
On the agitation for the restructuring of the country, the PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary said it is the way forward for Nigeria as a country, saying, “we need restructuring now to put an end to the continuous agitations for secceesion in the country”