The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, on Sunday boasted that the party would win 25 of the 36 states in the coming general elections.
He promised that the party was ready to give a good fight in the 2022 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States.
Ayu stated this during a thanksgiving service and reception held in his honour at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, Benue.
He said, “We are determined to reclaim at least 25 states in the country. We will stop the drift of people who migrated from PDP to other parties, we shall move on a serious drive for more people in the party.
“Every single member of the PDP will be carried along. It is the only way we shall rebuild our party. The PDP will fight tooth and nail to win Ekiti and Osun elections. Those mistakes which made us lose the election in the past will be corrected.”
The new national chairman predicted the collapse of the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2023, describing the party as a ‘contraption’.
Earlier, the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Bishop Wilfred Anagbe, delivered a homily during the service which was attended by four governors from Rivers, Delta, Enugu and Benue States.
Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor, Nyeson Wike, has admonished the new national chairman to unite all the governors in the party for victory in the 2023 general elections.
“Let nobody distract you at all. Be focused, do not listen to those who will come to tell you that governors want to hijack the party but they are dividing and ruling. They are killing the party,” Wike said.