NATIONAL CONVENTION: PDP Lets Off Battle Cry For Aso Rock In 2023

NATIONAL CONVENTION: PDP Lets Off Battle Cry For Aso Rock In 2023

NATIONAL CONVENTION: PDP Lets Off Battle Cry For Aso Rock In 2023

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that the success of its 2021 elective nation­al convention on Saturday and Sunday is like a battle cry that has sent a strong mes­sage to the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government in Aso Rock that it is time for the party to occupy the seat of power it left about six years ago.


Those who took turns to speak glee­fully about the success of the convention warned the ruling APC that it won’t be a tea party in 2023.


Specifically, the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and the newly elected national chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, among others, said that this is the time for PDP to rescue Nigeria from the misrule of APC.

Charging the ruling party to ensure that it rescues the coun­try from “mismanagement, bad governance, insecurity and dis­unity,” Atiku said that APC has proven itself to be unequipped to lead the nation.


“The responsibility, therefore, is for us to arrest the down ­ward spiral of the Nigerian na­tion and save the country from even greater calamities. This is our collective responsibility,” he said.


Noting that PDP is the best platform to move Nigeria for­ward, Tambuwal insisted that PDP is the solution the nation needs.


Ayu pointed out that the success of the convention is a quitno­tice to APC, as PDP is back to take the country to its desired height.



Meanwhile, the political intrigues and show of power that playedoutat the PDP 2021 elective national convention surfaced on Sunday shortly after the results of the election was announced.


It was gathered that the intrigues that played out at the convention was a demonstration of what is going to happen at the 2022 convention of the party where the presidential candidate would be picked for 2023 election.



A source, who spoke with Daily Independent, disclosed that Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who had refused to back down for Taofeek Arapaja after several entreaties from PDP governors and other stakeholders, was backed by the trio of Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki and Sule Lamido.



Arapaja, whom, it was gathered, was backed by the PDP gover­nors, eventually had his way at the convention with 2004 votes to defeat Oyinlola, who scored 705 votes.



The source said that what transpired at the Eagle Square, Abuja, the venue of the conven­tion, was a foretaste of what will happentothetrioandothers, who would contest the position with the governors, during the con­vention to pick the presidential candidate.



It was further gathered that the convention and the associated events that preceded it, were for the governors to consolidate their position and point out their direction ahead of the 2023 election.