From all indications, certain politicians within the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be blamed in some quarters, if the party fails to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election for some glaring reasons. Although the PDP leadership has continued to maintain its preparedness for the 2023 poll, it is almost certain to state at the moment, that the current leadership crisis has created a lot of distractions for the party.
Hence, some politicians may receive criticisms for their role in the problem, especially if the fears that the crisis may cause the party to fail at the 2023 presidency materializes. Nevertheless, who are these politicians?
Meet them below;
1. Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike
Although the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has continued to defend his stance on the suspended national chairman, Uche Secondus as the best for party's interests, many have however, seen his demands and behaviors as dictatorial and unhealthy for the party. In fact, in some opinion, the Governor remains one of the reasons the leadership crisis has continued within PDP vis-à-vis the inability for the party to make reasonable plans towards the 2023 presidential poll.
Consequently, as things stand, it is almost certain that his role in the crisis may come under some criticisms, if the party is unable to win the 2023 presidency.
2. Uche Secondus
Apart from being blamed in some quarters for the defection crisis that has reduced the strength of the PDP in recent time, the suspended national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus has been a major actor in the middle of the leadership crisis which has continued to plague the party, preventing it from focusing on the major tasks of winning the 2023 presidency. To some, the chairman could have prevented the crisis by resigning from his position for the good of the party. Nevertheless, considering the level of deterioration of this crisis in recent time, it may not come as a surprise if the chairman is blamed, should PDP fail to win the 2023 presidency.
3. Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar
Unlike Governor Wike and Secondus who have been major actors in the crisis, Atiku has been largely criticized in some quarters for failing to show enough interest in the party affairs, especially at the earlier stages of the crisis which has greatly affected the party. To some, Atiku's intervention came too late thus, missing the chance to reposition the party favorably ahead of the 2023 presidency. In other words, with his status and experience, the former vice president and 2019 presidential aspirant could have prevented the deterioration of the problem. However, as it stands, his perceived inaction may come under question if PDP fails again to win the presidency.
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