PDP's Defeat in South-West Imminent as Obi's Team Is Surrounded By Mediocres
Following the advent of Peter Obi's move to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as John Oyegun’s successor, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West, Mr. Eddy Olafeso, has said that it's impossible for the PDP to win in the region in the 2019 elections. He pointed out that Obi could not lead the PDP to victory due to the party’s poor reputation, as well as its ineptitude, especially in choosing leaders and candidates.
“It is a clear indication that with such a person at the head of the PDP in the South-West, they can never win of course, we all know the capacity of Obi in the PDP,” the chairman stated.
He lamented the lack of vision and the standard of those surrounding Peters Obi, noting that the kind of leadership featured by members of the PDP was inferior and far below that of the ruling APC. He questioned why the PDP would want to win elections when it does not have credible leaders and candidates, as most of its members have become complacent and do not show enthusiasm for winning.
Reasons cited for PDP's Defeat in the South-West
Eddy Olafeso highlighted some of the many issues that makes it difficult for PDP to win the 2019 general elections in the South-West:
- Crisis of leadership – Olafeso criticized the PDP for its lack of credible leaders, whom the party could have put forward for contesting the general elections.
- Poor record – Olafeso highlighted that the PDP’s record in the South-West since 1999 has been so pathetic and often controversial. This has caused the public to lose faith in the party.
- Inecomplence of party members – Olafeso lamented that party members have lost enthusiasm and have become complacent. He pointed out that this has led to disunity within the party and is likely to have a detrimental effect on the prospects of PDP in the 2019 general elections.
In light of the issues mentioned above, Olafeso concluded by saying that it is almost impossible for the PDP to win any election in the South-West, as long as their present leadership remains in charge. He advised the party to work harder and become united and focused on the forthcoming general elections in order to achieve success.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West zone has suffered a serious blow after the Southwest chairman of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, left the party to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Recently, the senator representing Ogun East, Senator Buruji Kashamu, aired out his thoughts on the development and said that it may be difficult for Mr. Peter Obi to win any political office in the APC.
Buruji Kashamu, who is the chair of the PDP in the zone, in a media statement lamented the loss to the opposition PDP and heavily criticized the competence and pedigree of the members of the APC in the South West. He noted that majority of those people in the APC are merely part-time politicians working with mediocrity.
The senator made it known that it was never wise to jump on a party boat that had clowns, grandstanding ‘professionals', not just the social media sloganeers and political moles; a party so weak that could not define what it stands for, he said.
He further expressed his doubts on whether Mr. Peter Obi will be accepted into the system or if he will attain any success in the APC.
To conclude his statement, Senator Kashamu expressed his hope that Mr. Peter Obi will realize his error and return to the PDP as that is the only option for him if he wants to truly be a part of any winning machinery.