The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, has stated that Nigerians want them to return to power.
This was contained in a statement by the PDP spokesperson, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, on Tuesday, titled, ‘PDP Sweeping Victory in FCT Council Polls Signals Its Triumph in 2023’.
The claim is about Saturday’s council poll in Abuja, where the party swept to victory in three strategic Abuja Area Councils. This, it said, was a clear indication that Nigerians were determined to have them return to power in 2023.
The party slung the Chairmanship seat of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and retained Bwari and Kuje Area Councils. It also won 44 councillorship seats as against the ruling party’s 18 seats in the poll.
Ologunagba noted that the victory affirms Nigerians resolve to back the PDP in 2023. He added that the three strategic area councils are melting pots of Nigerians from all sections across the nation.
Parts of the statement reads, “The crushing rejection of the incompetent, corrupt and vicious APC in the three area councils, therefore, represents the collective will, feeling and aspiration of the generality of Nigerians in the national consensus to do away with the APC and return the PDP to power at the center in 2023.
“In electing the PDP to superintend over the Abuja Municipal Area Council, which is at the core of the FCT, Nigerians have firmly established their resolve to completely oust the APC from governance by 2023 to enable them to have a new lease of life.”
It added, “The PDP commends Nigerians as represented in the FCT Area Council election results for their resilience in the fight to liberate our nation from misrule.
“The PDP also commends all its members and teeming supporters in the FCT and urges all Nigerians to continue to work together on the platform of the PDP in the resolve to Rescue and Rebuild our nation from the stranglehold of the APC.