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PDP and the South-West

PDP and the South-West

We all know political actors and players have set the ball rolling for 2023 general elections, as there have been some notable political moves in virtually all quarters.

The People’s Democratic Party is having her share of crisis towards the preparation for the 2023 general elections, with the embattled PDP Chairman Uche Secondus falling out with his state Governor Nyesom Wike.

Different court judgements have sacked and reinstalled the party chairman, but we are all waiting to see if the party chair will be saved as they prepare for their national congress.

However, the big question on the lips of many is: Who will deliver the South West for the PDP?

The readily made answer should be Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, but political gladiators in the South West will argue that he doesn’t have the political tenacity aside from his homestead.

His long battle with the former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, over the party leadership also showed that there is no clear cut leader or direction for the party in the state.

The party’s dismal performance in the local government elections held in the South West showed that PDP no longer holds any front foot aside in Oyo.

It is important to note that for any president to emerge winner the vote bloc of the South West is always pivotal, unfortunately the All Progressives Congress seems to have figured this out.

The APC on their part have been mending fences and building collapsed bridges among party structures in the South West zone.

Bourdillon boys were spotted visiting Senator Ibikunle Amosun recently, in a visit people see as more political to mend fences with the former governor, which the party failed to give his anointed the party ticket for the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Aside from Oyo, PDP seems to have a weakened structure in the South West, how they will savage the situation is still something we all are expecting.

If we are to crystal their structure in each state of the South West, it’s not wrong to say the odds are not in their favour.

But this is politics anything can happen before 2023.

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