A pro-Atiku group, within the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) christenedThe Atiku Mobilisers Ekiti (TAME) has expressed confidence that other political parties will vote massively for the party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 poll .
The group also alleged that the worsening Secuirty and e economic situations in the country would make it practically impossible for the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) to retain power at the centre.
The group’s Chairman and ex- Deputy governor, Dr. Sikiru Lawal, expressed this opinion during a meeting with TAME’s Local government Coordinators, in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday
According to the PDP chieftain ” nobody is happy with the current situation. Is it about youth unemployment, inflation, inability to buy ordinary bread, petrol and diesel? Am sure that even the APC and LP members will vote for Atiku in this coming election.
He said that Atiku will garner over 60 percent of the votes cast in Ekiti State in the 2023 general elections.
The group cautioned the APC not to be carried away by the euphoria of victory recorded in the June 18 governorship poll, saying the frightening insecurity and parlous economic status have made the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu unmarketable to Nigerians.
Lawal said: “We have coordinators in all the 177 wards and we will soon appoint the coordinators across 2445 units to galvanise support for our candidate.We did poorly in the governorship election in Ekiti, because the PDP preparation was poor. But we are going to win Ekiti election for the presidency.
“We have realised our mistakes and the result was as a result of internal wranglings. We are working hard at the unit and ward levels. We will salvage the situation.
“There is no party without rancour, we are going to come together. The unemployment , insecurity and the bad state of the economy have made Asiwaju Tinubu unsellable to Nigerians.
“We are going to change the change , because the APC change has brought hardship and bloodshed to Nigerians. PDP is targeting 60 percent of the votes cast in Ekiti because the Nigerian citizens are tired of the APC-led government and they are ready to vote them out”.
Lawal said Atiku would be easy to market because he has a well encapsulated agenda and innate competence as well as mental capacity to transform the country, particularly rescuing the populace from the current insecurity situation.
“Nobody is happy with the current situation. Is it about youth unemployment, inflation, inability to buy ordinary bread, petrol and diesel? Am sure that even the APC and LP members will vote for Atiku in this coming election.
“To us in this group, we are urging Nigerians to wait and vote the APC out, rather than impeachment process against the President, because the impeachment kite might be a game plan”.
Also speaking ,the former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, added that the group will harness the human resources available in Ekiti PDP and other parties to mobilise for Atiku across the 2,445 units, and the 16 local government areas of the state.