Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the governorship in at least 28 states of the federation and the Nigerian presidency in 2023.
Fintiri, who is the Chairman of the PDP National Convention Organising Committee, stated these at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja on Friday.
He promised that the elective national convention of the PDP will be one of the best, meet the expectations of Nigerians and lead the party to victory in 2023.
He said that the committee was aware of the task ahead, knowing what Nigerians, especially the youth, were expecting from PDP.
With the caliber of the people that make up this committee, I stand tall to be proud that this convention is going to be a successful one and one of the best.
We are in an extraordinary time, and we expect to have an extra ordinary national working committee after this convention.
This is what Nigerians are expecting from us, so that it will be a takeoff point for this party going into 2023 election.
He said that it was not the first time PDP would be having such a convention, neither was it the first time he would be heading such a committee for the party.
I have steered and conducted one of the toughest conventions in Kogi Governorship election and I came out smooth.
I know by the grace of God, that we’re going to have one of the best conventions and all of the best national working committee.
Fintiri, who commended the present leadership of PDP for increasing the number of the party governors in the last general elections, said that by 2023, PDP would have not less than 28 governors and president.
He urged the party’s national convention zoning committee to conclude its assignment latest by end of next week for the organising committee to start its job.
The governor said that committee needed to round up its job so that those interested in contesting could start campaigning.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen after the inauguration ceremony, Fintiri said there was no basis to shift the Oct. 30 date fixed for the convention.
We are equal to the task. The time is barely enough, but we are adequately preparing. I do not see any reason for any shift.
We have written INEC and we have virtually gotten the approval of the venue. So what stops us from giving the best national convention at the end of October?
Asked how the committee would cope with unity list if it comes up during the convention, Fintiri said no constitution is against any zone coming up with unity or consensus candidate on position zoned to it.