- Former presidential spokesman Doyin Okupe has spoken about 2019 presidential election
- Okupe said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can return to power through the election if it seeks other parties' support
- He, however, declared that PDP and the APC have disappointed Nigerians
Accord Party National Leader and former presidential spokesman Doyin Okupe said only a coalition of political parties can defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 presidential election.
Okupe on Saturday, November 25, warned that the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party would not defeat President Muhammadu Buhari if it decides to do it all alone.
Premiums times reports that he made this known in Ado-Ekiti at the election of the state executive of the Accord Party in Ekiti state.
According to him, ''It took a coalition in 1998 to be able to send away the military. The coalition crystallised into PDP, won election and held it for 16 years.
''It took coalition of forces again in 2015 to be able to wrest power from the PDP and that is what Nigerians should do in 2019.''
Okupe said the defection of former vice president Abubakar Atiku from the APC is a big blow to the party and sign that the party may eventually crash in 2019.
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He said the PDP and the APC had disappointed Nigerians and turning to AP was the only way out.
He said: ''If you check properly, former Vice President Atiku has just left the APC now and this is a big blow.
''The PDP is virtually leaving an intensive care unit to the mortuary. APC is bleeding profusely. The two parties are in crisis, so no single party can defeat the President except a strong coalition.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that PDP urged Abubakar to tighten his belt and subject himself to all constitutional instrument of the party to get presidential ticket in 2019.
The chairman of the party Board of Trustees, Walid Jibrin, warned that Atiku has a lot of potential opponent gunning to be PDP's candidate in 2019.
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