2023: PDP May Not Win South-West, South-East – Fayose

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, gave reasons why the Peoples Democratic Party may not win in the South-West and South-East regions in the forthcoming 2023 election.

2023: PDP May Not Win South-West, South-East - Fayose
Ayodele Fayose

He said Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), could affect the chances of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 polls.

Fayose made this assertion in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday.

According to him, although he didn’t believe Obi could garner the 25% of the total votes required, he didn’t believe his party could win the South-West nor the South-East.

The former Ekiti governor also asked the PDP to negotiate with Obi, and also resolve the crisis in the party by reconciling with the camp of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, in order to win the presidency.

“Obi is a danger to watch out for. I don’t believe Obi will make 25 per cent of votes in two-thirds of the states of the federation,” he said.

“I’m not against Obi. I love him and he is a very vibrant leader. I don’t believe he will get the required 25 per cent of votes because of my permutation as Ayodele Fayose, but with God, nothing shall be impossible.

“Let me say Obi is more of chronic cancer to PDP and there is no denying it.

“Let me give you an analysis. In the southwest, people might not like to hear that, I don’t see how PDP will win. Anybody deceiving us can continue to deceive us.

“I don’t see how PDP will win in the southeast. South-south will be a combination of all interests. Let me come to the key states of the north.

“Without deceiving ourselves, there is so much work to do in the north-central. PDP and APC did not pick any candidate, either presidential or vice-presidential, from the north-central. The northeast is where the vice-presidential candidate of APC comes from.

“We will give Adamawa state to our party. Don’t forget there is still another Kwankwaso who is a semi-cancer that can equally upstage figures in the north.

“Reconciling or negotiating with Obi will be a good thing and finding a way to make peace with these Wike people will be a good thing too.”

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