Senator Ahmed Makarfi talks about the crisis in the PDP & face-off between Wike and Atiku

A former Governor of Kaduna State and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on Thursday, said that the main opposition party would win the 2023 presidential election.

He, however, urged leaders of the party to close rank and resolve all political challenges that might have arisen as a fallout of the party’s presidential primary.

Makarfi, who spoke with newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday amid rumour of defecting from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress, said he was not contemplating leaving the party he joined others to form in 1999 to date.

According to him, the only reason I will quit the party is when retiring from active politics.

He said that the misunderstanding associated with the outcome of the party’s presidential primary and the choice of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s running mate must not be allowed to rock the PDP boat.

Makarfi urged Atiku to reach out to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, on the choice of his running mate, saying that “the matter is resolvable.”

“I won’t blame Wike for feeling bad. Because he has been one of the pillars of the party. Let the presidential candidate, Atiku sit down with Wike to discuss issues because he is the only one that knows why he picked his running mate. The matter is resolvable,” he said.

Makarfi, a former National Chairman of the party, expressed optimism that PDP would bring back true democracy to Nigeria in 2023, adding that “we have learnt our lessons and we Will do more than we did when we are in power”.

He explained that as long as the 2023 election would hold the party “will win but we need to work hard for us to win in 2023. PDP is set to bring back true democracy to Nigeria and we have learnt our lessons”.

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