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2023: APC Presidential Candidate from South makes Work easier for PDP – S’West Zonal Secretary
By: News Editor
Thu, 9 Jun 2022   ||   Nigeria,

Chief Abdulraham Owokoniran, South-West Zonal Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the emergence of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate from the Southern part of the country has made the job easier for the PDP.

The PDP chieftain in a chat with Daily Independent on Thursday said that the main opposition party is already very strong in the south and so the battleground will be taken to the North which according to him will be in favour of the PDP because its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is from the North.

The former member of Lagos State House of Assembly said, “PDP is now stronger to take over the presidency. The APC picking its candidate from the South makes it easier for the party, The battleground will now shift to the North and our presidential candidate is from the North and he is very popular there so that will give us an edge.

“The PDP has a very strong hold in the South, so we are at an advantage. All that we will need to do is to work very hard in the South-West and I will say that it is a free ticket for Atiku now,

While responding to the question of the Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State, factor not working against the party, with speculations in some quarters that the South-East feel greatly marginalized and neglected by the party that it has served for over two decades and may want to cast protest votes against the PDP, Owokoniran said,

“The people of South-East know that Peter Obi will not give them the presidency now. They are very wise and they know that they should not waste their votes on Peter Obi in the Labour Party.

“They should know that it is the PDP government that can give them the presidency and not this other greedy party (APC) that will want to rotate the party among their regions. All they will do is to wait for four years and the presidency will go to the region,” he said.


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