It is no longer news that some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP are abandoning the party in favor of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in various states across the country. The Party lost three Governors to the ruling party, as well as a large number of Senators, it should be borne in mind. Governors David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State are among those who have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
However, not all of the PDP leaders who defected to the APC have the ability to exert influence over elections in their respective jurisdictions. In the upcoming elections, many of them will be unable to deliver their Local Governments and States to the APC.
Governor of Cross Rivers state, Ben Ayade
He is one of the party’ s top leaders who may find it difficult to deliver his state for APC in the upcoming elections, according to some analysts. Governor Ben Ayade may find it difficult to win the upcoming elections in the state due to a variety of factors, which will be discussed in detail later.
In addition to the fact that the former Governor of the state, Donald Duke, has returned to PDP, which occurred immediately after Ben Ayade’ s departure from the party, Ben Ayade may have difficulty delivering the state for the APC in the coming elections.
It should be remembered that Donald Duke left the People’ s Democratic Party to run for President. Meanwhile, since 1999, no other political party has been able to win the state except the PDP.
This means that the APC may have a difficult time winning the state in the upcoming elections, owing to the influence of Donald Duke and other party leaders.
Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani Kayode, also known as FFK
A former PDP leader whose defection to the APC may have a negative impact on the party’ s performance in the forthcoming elections. Fani Kayode recently defected from the PDP to join the APC, and he has come under fire from the public for his decision to leave his political party, the PDP.
Fani Kayode relationship with the people of his state is one of the reasons why he may be unable to deliver his state for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming elections.
Even though Fani Kayode is from Ile- Ife, Osun State, not many people are aware that he is a native of the city. Even though Fani Kayode was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who used to criticize President Muhammadu Buhari’ s administration when he was a member of the PDP, he is no longer a member of the party.
Fani Kayode is unfamiliar to the majority of voters in the state because he does not visit his constituency on a regular basis and is not a grassroots politician. Despite this, he is extremely popular and influential throughout the country. Accordingly, he may find it challenging to deliver the state for the APC in the upcoming elections.