Honourable Festus Egwarewa Adeniyi Keyamo, Federal Minister of State for Labour and Employment, and the former Federal Minister of State for Niger State has said that the People’s Democratic Party has lost its most surest bases it has in most parts of the country.
According to Festus Keyamo, the People’s Democratic Party lost its most loyal bases out of desperation to win the forthcoming presidential election.
He said that the party focused on the votes that will come from the North, thinking that it will win the election if it can gather the votes from the region.
He however said that the Northern votes which the party puts its hope on do not belong to them as they may not get enough votes from the region.
According to Festus Keyamo, the People’s Democratic Party zoning its presidential ticket to the North is symptomatic of a greedy man who leaves his sure meal in pursuit of a promised meal. He added that the People’s Democratic Party made a costly miscalculation.
Festus Keyamo believes that the PDP would have more chances of winning the election if it had zoned its presidential ticket to a different zone, other than the North. However, for picking a Northerner as its presidential candidate, the party has lost its surest and most loyal bases, therefore, the so called costly miscalculation may cost the party the 2023 presidential election.