- Senator Ahmed Makarfi has said PDP lost 2015 presidential election because the party did not present a northern candidate
- He also said the the party became non-challant towards the people's complain and that contributed to the loss of the elections
Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on Friday, February 24 said the party would have won the 2015 presidential election if it had presented a northern candidate.
Daily Posts reports that Makarfi listed reasons PDP lost 2015 election as:
1) PDP stopped interacting with the people, a situation he said the opposition capitalised on.
2) Markafi also said imposition of candidates was partly responsible for the failure and warned that all the crisis in the party and must be resolved.
Makarfi reportedly said: “PDP would have won the 2015 presidential election straight away with a northern candidate.
“The reason is that, it would have been impossible to make an issue out of this North and South thing. We would have broken the North’s gang up so to say against the PDP.
Again, we became too comfortable. A little bit of arrogance sometimes. We were not communicating well with the people.
“Because we were not communicating well, we failed to get what the people were saying, and of course, that made it easier for propaganda to be used against us.
“And that propaganda went deep that we couldn’t do anything again.”
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Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the chairman of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has issued a strong warning to Ali Modu Sheriff to vacate the Wadata Plaza secretariat of the party.
Makarfi also warned Nigeria’s security agencies ‘flush out’ Sheriff from the office so as to avoid another round of chaos in the party and the country.
Sheriff was declared the authentic chairman of the party by a Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, but the faction led by Makarfi has rejected the ruling saying it would head to the Supreme Court.