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How political crisis in two Northern states may help PDP win them in 2023

At the moment the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has more Governors in Southern region of the country than the Northern region. Of all the 13 Governors elected on the PDP platform, 8 are from the South, while the remaining 5 are from the North. But ahead of the general elections in 2023, there is huge possibility that the number of States currently under the control of the PDP in the North may increase to seven as the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) continues to battle with political crisis in these two Northern states.

Gombe State.

Inuwa Yahaya. Credit: Vanguard.

After getting dethroned as the ruling party in Gombe State in 2019, it appears PDP may come back to reclaim the state going by the recent crisis between the Governor of the state, Inuwa Yahaya and his immediate predecessor, who is now a member of the Senate, Danjuma Goje.

Few days ago, there was a violent clash between supporters of both leaders when Senator Goje visited the state for a wedding ceremony. As things currently stand, supporters of both leaders have been accusing each other of being behind the violent clash in the state. With the APC in the state now divided between both leaders, the PDP will be licking its wounds and may stage a comeback to reclaim the state in 2023.

Zamfara State.

Bello Matawalle. Credit: Daily Trust.

The political crisis in Zamfara state is so pronounced that the APC leadership has not been able to fix a date to conduct state Congress which held in many other states last month. Governor Bello Matawalle and Abdul’aziz Yari have been battling to control the soul of the party in the state.

According to the Daily Post, it appears there seem not be an end in sight to the crisis as the Yari faction has warned the Matawalle faction not to conduct Ward Congress which it planned to conduct today because there is still a court case over the matter. The lingering crisis may present a good opportunity for the PDP to recapture the state in 2023.

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