The Chairman of DAAR Communications and stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has alerted Nigerians that the All Progressives Congress, APC, may not willingly surrender power like the then President Goodluck Jonathan did in 2015 despite the cries by Nigerians for change ahead of the 2023 elections.
He urged Nigerians to be prepared to wrestle power from the ruling party by going back to the drawing board and uniting behind “a competent leader that is capable of dealing with the security challenge of this country, a leader who is not a religious bigot.”
He said: “there is a lot of division on ethno-religious basis. Nigeria has witnessed so much insecurity and Benue has had its own fair share of it with marauders invading homes, attacking and killing people.
“Our country has certified all the requirements of a failed state. The APC federal government has failed woefully in protecting the country and the economy is in shambles.
“Now as 2023 is fast approaching, we cannot afford to continue like this. The survey we carried clearly showed that Nigerians are looking forward to the PDP to wrestle power from the APC.
Responding, Benue state Chairman of the PDP, Sir. John Ngbede said it was important that the party fielded the right and acceptable candidate in 2023 to enable it wrest power from the APC.
Others who spoke on behalf of the three senatorial zones of the state and the women, including Messrs David Amor, Laha Zever, Moses Ajima and Mrs. Hannatu Ullam, lamented the massive underaged votings in parts of the North during the 2019 general elections. They urged the team and the entire PDP to ensure vigilance in the 2023 elections in order to protect and safeguard the votes of Nigerians.