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PDP ‘ll take over South-West in 2023: Tambuwal

Mr Tambuwal says the victory of the party in Osun State was “a prelude to PDP’s bid to take over the entire South-West region.”

• September 14, 2022
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto has predicted a clean sweep of the South-West for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections.

The PDP currently controls only Oyo State and has also recently won the governorship election in Osun. Mr Tambuwal says the other four southwestern states would also be delivered to the PDP.

“What happened in Osun State recently is a sign of what is to come. The South-West is going to be delivered to the PDP come 2023,” Mr Tambuwal said on Wednesday at the meeting of the party’s stakeholders from the South-West holding in Ibadan. 

He added that the victory of the party in Osun State was “a prelude to PDP’s bid to take over the entire South-West region.”

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa are present at the ongoing meeting.

However, the opposition party has been enmeshed in an internal crisis since the emergence of Mr Atiku as the opposition candidate in the 2023 election. 

The crack in the walls of the party was further deepened as Mr Atiku sidestepped Rivers governor Nyesom Wike to pick Mr Okowa as his running mate. 

Ms Wike and Makinde have been vociferous in their call for the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s National Chairman to balance the lopsidedness of the party’s leadership which currently favours the North.

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