As the 2023 General Election gathers momentum, the Governors of Ebonyi and Cross-River States, David Umahi and Ben Ayade might dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and return to their Former Party, the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Below is a list of Two key reasons why the duo may return to the PDP before the 2023 Elections.
South-East have a Slim Chance of Clinching the 2023 APC Presidential Ticket
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi dump the PDP for the APC in November 2020 after he accused the party of planning to cede it's 2023 Presidential Ticket to the North. However, Umahi's defection to the APC was majorly attributed to his interest in the 2023 Presidency.
Governor David Umahi
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With the Recent happenings within the APC, the South-East have a slim chance of clinching the APC Presidential Ticket. Without doubt, The South-West have an edge over other Geo-political Zones in the Southern Region.
Both Politicians May Return to the PDP to Remain Relevant Politically After the Expiration of their Second term in 2023
Both Ayade and Umahi are Second-term Governors in their respective States. It is in the public domain that the ruling APC have a weak political structure in the South-East and South-South. Thus, it is not certain that the party 'll retain power in Ebonyi and Cross-River States come 2023.
Governor Ben Ayade
Photo Credit: Tribune
Meanwhile, if the APC loses both States to the PDP in the forthcoming Elections, Ayade and Umahi might go into politcal oblivion, To avoid that and remain relevant in the political scene, the duo might return to their Former party, the PDP.
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