Nigerians Now Looking For Alternative, Obaseke Warns APC, PDP
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has warned of a possible upset in the 2023 election with alternative political platforms displacing established ones.
Obaseki, while speaking on the outcome of the Ekiti State governorship election where his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) finished third, said Nigerians are becoming disenchanted and looking for alternatives.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Biodun Oyebanji, won the Ekiti governorship election held last Saturday, June 18 with a landslide of 187,057 votes. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Segun Oni, came a distant second with 82,211 votes, while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bisi Kolawole, finished third with 67,457 votes.
Obaseki said the fact that a major party such as the PDP would finish third in that election behind the SDP, shows that people are becoming disenchanted with the two established political parties.
Obaseki warned that the growing popularity of Peter Obi’s supporters who call themselves ‘Obidients’ could spell doom for the two major political parties.
Hear him: “How can PDP, they were not even number two (in the Ekiti election). So, you can see that something is going on, and we do not want this to be the trend.
“The future of our politics in this country is changing. I don’t know whether you are closely watching what is going on.
The level of disenchantment with our existing parties! I’m sure in all our homes here, we have so many people now who call themselves Obidients. I don’t know whether you have them in your house. Just ask them which party are you, they say Obidients. They don’t want us.
They are not talking about APC or PDP. They are looking for alternatives. And they are much more. You see all of them queuing for PVCs. They are not looking at the direction of APC or PDP. They are looking for alternatives. And if we don’t make our party attractive, I don’t know what will happen in the next election.”