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2 South - South States APC May Find Difficult To Win In 2023

Among the South - South states whose Governorship positions will be contested in the 2023 gubernatorial elections, two (2) may be very difficult for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win, due to some obvious reasons. Apart from the apparent strength of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), APC has continued to experience internal issues, defections and even crisis within these states. Certainly, if these problems persist, the party may find it difficult, matching the ruling PDP in strength at the forthcoming gubernatorial poll in these states.

For clarity, Below is a list of these south - south states and why APC may find it difficult winning the governorship poll in 2023.


1. Rivers state

APC in Rivers state has continued to suffer from internal conflicts, partly due to the lingering feud between former Senator, Magnus Ngei Abe and the current Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. Apart from this, the party has also witnessed the defections of some of its members to the ruling PDP in recent times within the state. Considering these problems, unless APC is able to turn the tide, it may find it difficult mustering the required strength needed to upstage the ruling party in 2023. As things stand within the state, PDP may continue to benefit and grow in strength, if the internal problems plaguing the party continue. The question however, is; will APC be able to find the needed stability and unity before the poll?


2. Akwa Ibom state

Like in Rivers state, Akwa Ibom APC has continued to experience divisions due to internal crisis. In fact recently, members loyal to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Senator Akpan John Udoedeghe, reportedly conducted parallel congress to elect leaders of the party in the state. This division which appears to be worsening at the moment, may give the ruling PDP an added advantage towards the poll. Surely, if the internal problems facing the opposition party at the moment continue, winning the 2023 Akwa Ibom Governorship poll may become almost impossible.

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