Nigeria’s new PDP leader, Professor Iyorchia Ayu, has said that if President Muhammadu Buhari had not won the 2015 election, he would have defeated President Goodluck Jonathan and his then ruling party as a dictatorship.
Ayu said their defeat in the by elections, the first of its kind in the history of the Fourth Republic, allowing them to reflect on the role they played during their 16 years rule in Nigeria and look at the flaws and the APC government. governs her affairs at this time.
He urged Nigerians to be prepared to cast their ballots in the 2023 general elections given the role the ruling party has played over the past six years.
Signs of the PDP leading Nigeria for 16 years
Ayu said his goal was to see the PDP take power in the next election, so he looked into the mistakes that led to their defeat in 2015 and launched a plan to unite the party’s members. and adapting its programs to readvertise it to voters for success.
The leader of the party said that in a democracy, it is not uncommon for a party to lose an election, so if they had not lost the 2015 election, they would have become authoritarians, adding that they are thankful to God for their victory. Defeat the election, to give Nigerians a better understanding of governance.
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan during his 2015 election campaign.
Ayu said it was once when the PDP controlled 20 states in Nigeria, but now they have moved to 13 states, because they will use those states to win the next presidential election, because this is the tree his purpose.
The PDP leader expressed his happiness at the re-election of some former governors to their party, including Olusegun Mimoko and Rashidi Ladoja, saying it was a first step towards the return of prominent politicians, especially seeing how their Party conducted the election of its national leaders in a peaceful manner.