Olabode George, a chieftain and an eminent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the persisting crisis besieging the Party may cause defeat in the 2023 Presidential Election.
George who declared this during an interview with Newsmen in Lagos, said that he also supports the call for Iyorchia Ayu’s resignation as the Party Chairman.
He said; “We should not allow any sentiment – ethnicity or religion to divide us. Unfortunately, with what we are presently witnessing, our party may lose the next presidential election if we continue to disregard or fail to address the feeling and grievances of ‘alienation’ being presently experienced by the entire Southern population of this great country.’’
“If this issue is dismissed, we cannot expect votes from them.’’
“Until this party returns to the founding fathers’ principles of unity, with equity, fairness and justice being the pedestal for any political decision taken in this party, and ensuring broad-mindedness to accommodate the concerns of all zones in this country, PDP becomes vulnerable to disaster in the 2023 elections.’’