Whatever happens in the 2023 national elections, the People’s Democratic Party will be able to keep three states long after the campaign is over. The party would have no problem keeping the states it presently governs. The article discusses how the party would still be able to gain control of the states.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is unlikely to gain control of Adamawa State. The APC should try to dismiss the northeastern state entirely. The APC is respectable, but the current circumstances indicate that the APC’s chances in Adamawa State are slim. Ahmadu Fintiri, the state governor, is likely to seek re-election. He’s only 2 years into his first term, and the importance of incumbency cannot be overstated. It has worked for a number of other candidates for political office. It’s possible that his isn’t much different.
Due to the popularity and influence of Mr. Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, Adamawa State may be retained beyond the 2023 general elections. He is running for the party’s ticket and says he will try to keep the PDP in power in the state.It’s difficult to imagine the People’s Democratic Party losing control of Benue State. The party appears to be far ahead of all major parties in the state, including the ruling All Progressives Congress. There are two elements that would allow the PDP to keep the state of Benue. The first is that the party’s current national chairman is a Benue State native. Mr. Iyorchia Ayu understands that the party cannot afford to lose Benue State. As a result, he would do everything in his power to ensure the state’s survival.
The second reason is that Ortom wishes to pass control to one of his loyalists. He won’t let the APC get near the government building in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State.
Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, has declared his desire to lead the people once more. He’ll be running on the PDP. And he played a key role in the PDP’s victory in 2019. He, too, enjoys the benefits of incumbency. In Oyo State, the late Abiola Ajimobi shattered the barrier. He would be the first governor to serve two terms in office since 1999.
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