A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adedeji Doherty has slammed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, the party shouldn’t even be contesting any political position in the country in 2023 for failing Nigerians.
He stressed that most especially in Lagos State, the ruling party does not deserve any political position in the 2023 general elections, going by its track records in the last seven to eight years in office.
“I don’t think the All progressives Congress should even be vying for anything right from the presidential (seat) up to the local government, especially in Lagos State,” Doherty noted.
The nation’s opposition party had not for once occupied the governorship seat in Lagos State since the beginning of the Fourth Republic.
Doherty admitted that the PDP had made some grave mistakes while in power between 1999 and 2015 but such mistakes can be corrected if given a chance in 2023.
The Chairman, Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council in Lagos State, made this known on Monday as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.
“I believe that the PDP has retraced its steps, we have made mistakes all along the road to making Nigeria great, and it is time we stabilised this country and give PDP another chance to make good its promises,” Doherty said.
According to him, the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has helped stabilise democracy in Nigeria after military rule as head of the country’s economic team.
Recall that Atiku was Nigeria’s Vice-President between May 1999 and May 2007 during the tenure of then-President Olusegun Obasanjo, who took over from then-military leader, Abdulsalami Abubakar, signalling the commencement of the Fourth Republic.
“You must give the PDP the credence that it was able to stabilise democracy in Nigeria and these two gentlemen (Atiku and Obasanjo) were the pioneer persons that did this job,” Doherty stated.