Ebenezer Babatope, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has revealed some party actions that could jeopardize its chances of winning in 2023.
Mr Ebenezer stated that the party must ensure that its first May 28 presidential meeting “is fair and credible”.
Babatope said that such would lead to the emergence of the best candidate as the flagbearer.
“If we want to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and give Nigerians a better deal in 2023, we should do things the right way from the primary”, he said.
The chieftain warned that if there’s lack of equity, fairness and credibility, “I am afraid, we risk losing in 2023”.
Babatope believes all the aspirants seeking the party’s ticket are experienced politicians with impressive credentials and good leadership records.
On zoning, he suggested that competence and capacity, not region, should determine the next president.
The former minister said the PDP should not insist on having a standard-bearer from the North or South.