The senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Ajibola Bashir has explained reasons the opposition People’s Democratic Party cannot return to power in Nigeria especially in the southwest part of the country.
The Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress who spoke from his country home in Osogbo on the Wednesday edition of Channels TV Politics Today was responding to the allegation of vote buying in Ekiti levelled against it by the PDP.
The Senate spokesman who engaged in a war of words with another PDP Chieftain on the live TV programme spoke extensively on the outcome of the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti state.
APC Candidate, Biodun Oyebanji had won the election in a landslide. However, Diran Odeyemi, a PDP Chieftain believed that APC was able to win the election due to vote buying.
According to the elderstatesman, the only thing working for APC in Nigeria presently is their weapon of vote buying. They are in power so they have access to public fund to induce voters on election day. That was why they were able to win election in Ekiti state.
Responding to the allegation, Senator Ajibola Bashir said PDP is aggrieved because they have been completely rejected in Nigeria. He said what happened in Ekiti is a clear indication that Nigerians do not longer want them.
According to the Senator, if the vote of APC in Ekiti is divided by three, the party will still win the election. Bashir said he is not surprised with the allegation raised by PDP because they are like someone who is sinking and struggling to hold on to other people that will sink with them.
He said since 2019 till date, PDP has been dying and emaciating in the southwest. As far as he is concerned, there is no any state PDP can win in the southwest because nobody is ready to vote for them again.
He noted that their members have defected to other parties because of inability of their leaders to manage the party’s affairs.