The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, has expressed confidence that the nation’s major opposition party will win the next governorship election in Ogun State.
Naija News reports that Ogun is presently being governed by Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Ayu has, however, boasted that PDP will take over power from the ruling party come 2023, asserting that APC has failed at both state and federal levels.
Considering the record, which according to him, shows that the PDP had produced the first PDP president in 1999 who hails from Ogun State, the state remains a PDP state.
Ayu made this observation while addressing a large crowd of PDP members at the party secretariat in Abeokuta last Saturday, Naija News reports.
Ayu, who was flanked by members of the National Working Committee, former governors, the leader of Ogun PDP, Oladipupo Adebutu, the State Chairman, Sikirullahi Ogundele, among others told the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun and the All Progressives Congress to get ready to vacate their offices for the PDP come 2023.
According to him, the APC administration has made lives unbearable for citizens and that it was time to vote the party out of power.
Ayu, who earlier held a private meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, said he would be returning to Ogun to mobilize PDP members across all levels, as part of efforts to unseat the APC in 2023.
He said, “I only came to greet my boss and our father, President Obasanjo. I didn’t know that all my people there here. I will come back to mobilize the people of Ogun State in every ward, in every local government because in 2023 we shall produce a PDP governor in Ogun State after which we shall produce a PDP president who will make things better for you.”
In his remarks, Adebutu, who is a PDP governorship aspirant, reiterated his commitment to the development of Ogun State.
He said, “I am sacrificing my comfort for you not because I need something to eat but I want to create a better tomorrow for you. I will continue to sacrifice for you and I bring to you this sacrifice and this solution. Let us be together. Do you agree with me?”.
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