From Oluseyi Dasilva Ilorin
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, on Thursday, predicted that the 2019 general elections will be a walk over for it, saying the state lacks viable opposition.
The state secretary of the PDP, Alh Rasaq Lawal stated this during an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital.
Lawal said that the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress(APC) lacks the cohesion needed to wrestle power from a party as formidable as PDP in the state.
He said the lack of cohesiveness and common leader has started to manifest in the internal wrangling over which mode to adopt for primaries by the state chapter of the APC.
Lawal, a former commissioner for special duties in the state observed that the opposition party lacks unity, unique leader, discipline, adding that “ the opposition leaders place individual interest above public interest. “
“Any party that lacks the aforementioned qualities can not win any election in the nearest future. The APC should forget about winning any election in Kwara state in 2019. They should start preparing against 2023 because it takes time to inculcate election winning ingredients in parties”.
The PDP scribe expressed optimism that his party will sweep all the elective offices across the federal and state level during next year’s general election.
He said that apart from being blessed by a unique leadership in the person of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, the party’s aspirants across board” have pledged to sacrifice personal interest for public interest and have decided to queue behind those that may emerge as party’s candidates for all elective offices in the state.