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Opinion: 2 PDP States That APC Can Win Easily For The First Time

The All Progresives Congress (APC) is on the verge of winning all states of the country. Already the party has dominated southwest region by having five out of the six states, likewise is dominates north centre and northwest. Gradually, it is spreading its wings in southeast. Only south-south seems impregnable.

On the other hand things are falling apart in the People's Democratic Party (PDP), rather than solidifying itself, its members are breaking away, factionalisation and a host of other issues are disturbing the opposition party which used to be successful.

As the 2023 general elections draw closer, there are at least two PDP states that the other party may claim easily. It won't be difficult at all for the All Progresives Congress to ride to victory in the two states and its domination will expand.

Mr. Dave Umahi has become a verified member of the All Progresives Congress. He has said his goodbyes to the party that brought him to limelight. It happens: politics is all about personal interest. His present interest lies in the APC and he has joined the party.

The leadership of the PDP did all they could to stop his defection to the APC. He went ahead with his plan, which might end up being a good decision though. Prince Uche Secondus did what he should, yet Dave Umahi, the Ebonyi State Governor left the PDP.

Now he will want to prove himself to the APC leadership that he is up to the task and up to the work of projecting the APC. Actually he won't be up for any reelection, it shouldn't be surprising to see him hand over to an APC governor come 2023.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be on ground to help. Definitely, Tinubu has not been able to penetrate the southeastern states for long because of the conspicuousness of the PDP. Before the PDP controlled four out of the 5 states in the region. But with Dave Umahi on ground now, Tinubu will have direct access to Ebonyi.

As it is now, the PDP is weaker in Ebonyi State and it shouldn't be surprising when the All Progresives Congress (APC) fully take over in 2023.

Likewise, Nyesom Wike won't be up for another election in 2023 and that means the governorship election is open to everyone including politicians in the All Progresives Congress (APC).

Wike was lucky to be virtually unopposed in 2015 and 2019. The crisis in the APC paved some ways for him and his People's Democratic Party (PDP). If Magnus Abe and Rotimi Amaechi were not at loggerheads, the narratives might be different.

But since the issue has been settled by the Supreme Court, Rivers State is now open to APC. Wike won't be using the so-called incumbent power and the APC will go to the poll with oneness.

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