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PDP gradually turning into a dictatorship party if it hadn’t lost in 2015 – New Chairman

The National Chairman-elect of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has said the party’s loss of the presidential election in 2015 was a blessing in disguise.

According to him, the last six years of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has left no one in doubt that Nigeria was far better under the PDP administration.

He thinks the PDP might have become complacent had the party remained in government till now.

Speaking with reporters in Abuja, Ayu said the PDP under his watch will reposition the party to take back power in 2023.

He said: “My priority is for the party to take power. Political parties’ priority is always to win.

“Therefore, I reviewed the reasons why we lost power in 2015 and I am going to work to unite the party, to sharpen the programmes of the party, market the party to the Nigerian electorate in a way that they will be prepared to vote for us.

“In a democracy, it’s normal for a political party to lose power. If we didn’t lose power, maybe we would have become a dictatorship or become complacent.

“To believe in democracy…there must have been something we were doing wrong or must have done wrong that the Nigerian electorate shifted.”

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