The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can win 25 of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in next year’s general election, the National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has said.
His assurance came against the decision of the G5 governors led by Nyesom Wike of Rivers State not to support Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the party in the election.
Speaking on his behalf to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the spokesman of the party boss, Simon Imobo-Tswam, said despite the position of the G5, the main opposition party will win the election.
But he admitted that there is a need to resolve the feud between the groups as elements in the party cannot be enemies to themselves.
He stated: “Yes, in spite of the position, their opposition of the five Governors, PDP will still win. Why do I say so, elections are not going to be heard tomorrow, we are still talking, the window is still open and our message is that of diplomacy, with reconciliation we are stronger.
“We may have issues at the party but our eyes are on the ball. That is our focus, our opponents are not in PDP, they are outside PDP, there are APC and that is our target.
“We are talking, Rivers will vote for PDP, Rivers has been PDP since 1999 and the Governor cannot just throw away the history because of issues that can be resolved. PDP will win in Benue, Rivers, we are targeting 25 states. We cannot rule out Benue, Oyo or Rivers, 25 is more than what the PDP currently controls. So PDP is winning a minimum of 25 states out of 36.”