Buhari’s prophecy on PDP taking over power in 2023 may come to pass, says Gov Lalong

Friday, January 7, 2022

/ by Bobby Adams
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong 

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has described as timely, the warning by President Muhammadu Buhari on the need for All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders to put their house in order or else lose power to the opposition in 2023.

Recall that Buhari had taken to an interview anchored by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Thursday, to warn that PDP stands a better chance to clinch power in the forthcoming general elections if differences, disunity and lack of agreement, persists within the APC.

He said, “We have a time frame; we have to work around it because the four-year cycle is constitutional. It cannot be interfered with by anybody. So, if the party cannot agree, then the opposition will take over.

“What did the PDP do? They thought that the opposition could not come together. But when ACN, ANPP, CPC, APGA came together, before PDP realised it, they were off. They are still off.”

Lalong, who doubles as Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum corroborated the President, shortly after they met at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday.

According to Lalong, the President’s warning behoves on the party to redouble efforts and mend fences early enough.

He noted that the President’s remark is a signal for the party to have a seamless convention so as not to disintegrate.

He assured that the APC will meet Sunday to decide on a definite date for the conduct of the party’s national convention. Insisting that the meeting will centre on the proposed date for the convention.

Lalong added that the governors have given the President the assurance that the convention will hold in February 2022.

He observed that as a political party, the APC is made up of different interests saying, “what matters is that at the end of the day, we will elect our representatives.”

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