People's Democratic Party, PDP ruled Nigeria for 16 years before it was defeated in 2015 by now ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, they control States, National Assembly and State House of Assembly throughout the federation. As the 2023 general election is drawing near, the two parties have started permutations and strategies on how to win elections again. However, some factors might work against the two parties.
1. Defection: Nigerian politicians often mislead masses through this medium, some political gladiators in Nigeria move to either PDP Or APC without genuine reasons that could warrant defection as enshrined in the construction, it is expected that a politician will remain in his or her political party unless there is a major division in the party. Yet, it is common among Nigeria politicians today to cross the carpet without a division or crisis. Some switch to another party for financial gain, those that occupied public offices before normally join the ruling party to avoid been prosecuted. Unlike before, Nigerians are now aware of the purposes they change political parties, and as such, they might likely vote for a candidate from the new political parties with a good manifesto.
2. Economy: the present economic situation of Nigeria is not encouraging, many Nigerians think that the two political parties that have been ruling Nigeria have not done enough to tackle economic challenges bedeviling the country, ordinary man on the street is finding it difficult to feed not to talk of saving for the rainy days, therefore, they might go for the third force come 2023.
3. Insecurity: this is one of the major problems Nigeria is currently facing, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has been threading blames on who is responsible for the worsening security situation in the country, to ensure the security of lives and properties Nigerians might vote for a fresh political party come 2023.
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