Two (2) out of the many northern states currently controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC), may likely be reclaimed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), if the current crisis within the ruling party in these states continues.
Already, there are visible signs which show that PDP may have become the more stable Party within these states, owing to the many problems currently bedeviling the ruling party. Hence, unless APC is able to turn the tide before the 2023 gubernatorial elections, the party may likely lose the governorship seats in these two states.
However, what are the names of these two states APC risks losing to the opposition PDP in the forthcoming 2023 governorship elections?
See them below;
1. Gombe state
Gombe state remains one of the states APC may likely lose to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 governorship polls due to some obvious reasons. Aside the crisis that has plagued the party within the state in recent times, PDP appears to be growing stronger. In fact, APC reportedly lost 15 of its major party stalwarts in the state to the opposition PDP recently. One of these stalwarts was the former deputy Governor of the state, John Lazarus Yoriyo.
Considering the above, it is almost certain to state that APC's strength within Gombe may be ebbing away and if this trend continues, PDP may just reclaim the state in the 2023 governorship poll. Nevertheless, this may be difficult for the opposition party, considering that the Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya will likely be seeking reelection for a second term.
2. Kwara state
Like in Gombe state, Kwara APC has continued to suffer from internal crisis, due to the lingering feud between the Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed thereby leaving the door open for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2023 poll. In fact, the ruling party recently lost some of its members to the PDP due to these various problems. One thing may be certain and that is, if the crisis and division within the APC continue, PDP may capitalize on it and reclaim the state in the 2023 governorship election. At the moment, this is looking rather likely.
What are your thoughts? Do you think PDP, will be able to take advantage of these APC weaknesses in these states and reclaim the governorship seats?
Comment below. Follow @INNOCESSON for more articles.
Image credit: Punch news, Daily Post
Content created and supplied by: INNOCESSON (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More