When the All Progressive Congress won the presidential election in 2013 and unseated the People’s Democratic Party, the citizenry were expecting a vibrant opposition to get the new ruling party on their toes.
The People’s Democratic Party failed woefully in that regard. It is safe to say that they were battling with the party’s survival as the party seemed not to have prepared ahead for such unprecedented defeat.
Fast forward to 2021 where preparations are already in top gear for 2023 polls, our main opposition is still wrestling with internal crisis. The party is no doubt plagued with one crisis or the other.
Political bigwigs in the party are said to be jostling for shares of party structure ahead of the 2023 polls.
This is also a party where seven members of the National Executive Council resigned and they are talking about party structure ahead of the polls.
The reported clash between the party chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyeson Wike, at the party’s Board of Trustees meeting in Abuja, has shown all is not well within the party.
It is really important to remind the PDP that a house divided against itself can not stand. There won’t be any need to lobby for position if there’s no party.
The party ought to be preparing strategically for the 2023 polls following the below performance record of the All Progressive Congress, which has seen Nigerians clamour for a new and more forward thinking party at helm of affairs
With happenings within the party, mass exodus and decampment of notable leaders, members and followers, one wonders what’s left in the fold.
For the good interest of our nation, the populace and to strengthen our democracy, we do need a vibrant opposition and the PDP seem to be the only available option.
It is believed in some quarters that come 2023 “we will have no choice than to choose between two evils.”
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