As the struggle for the soul of Nigeria takes off ahead of 2023, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Special Adviser to former Vice President Namadi Sambo on Media, Umar Sani has predicted comeback for the PDP.
For a smooth ride therefore, he advises the main opposition party to put its house in order and address holistically, the lingering issues in the party.
With this understanding, he said the chances of PDP taking over power both at states and Federal levels in 2023 can be guaranteed.
Sani stated this while addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Wednesday lamenting that, the PDP is currently facing a lot of challenges which have led to the fictionalization of the party at almost all levels.
Speaking specifically about the party in Kaduna State, he said, the PDP has been factionalized into three groups occasioned from the outcome of the congresses namely, the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, his boss Architect Namadi Sambo’s faction and the Restoration movement.
He further alleged in clear terms that the factionalization of the PDP in Kaduna State is because the Senator Makarfi’s group has hijacked the party in the state and whoever dares to speak against it is threatened with suspension among other actions.
Hon. Sani who said he is a founding member of the party as far back as 1998 was of the view the PDP in Kaduna State should the party fail to address the issues which resulted into the factionalization and put her house in order, it will be difficult to take over power from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the State.
At the national level, he said the PDP governors have also hijacked the party and that their action resulted in forceful removal of the party national Chaiman, Chief Uche Secondus who is challenging his removal in court.
“If Uche Secondus wins his case in court, it means the national convention and the executives produced from it will amount to noil and void which will be a major set back for the party and her chances in 2023.
“If PDP does not check her excesses and put their house in order, it will affect her chances of coming back to power in 2023,” he further stressed.