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2027: PDP not finished, needs no merger–Pearse

2027: PDP not finished, needs no merger--Pearse

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2027: PDP not finished, needs no merger–Pearse

Dr Adetokunbo Pearse, a Lagos PDP Chieftain and former member, Atiku Abubakar 2023 presidential campaign council, says the party does not need any merger with any political parties ahead of 2027 general elections.

Pearse, a former Lagos State Governorship Candidate, made this remark in an interview with newsmen Friday in Lagos.

According to him, the former ruling party is not finished but only need to do things right, close ranks and put its house in order to win election.

“PDP cannot be running away. Let us forget merger. Are you talking about PDP merging with some of these political parties which do not have offices?

“We should look inward, reposition ourselves and improve the party-that is what we need to do.

“PDP is not finished if we do right thing. President Tinubu will be gone in 2027 if we do right thing,” the chieftain said.

He ruled out the possibility of any merger because, according to him, there had not been a genuine history of merger in the country.

He added : “The gladiators will never merge. There would be no merger because there has never been and cannot be. There is nobody PDP can merge with.

“PDP needs to stand on its own and build what it has. If we build what we have we will defeat anybody.
“We have 13 governors now, we have 40 per cent of the national assembly, what do we need merger for and with who? What can merger bring to PDP?”

On the outcome of 2023 Presidential Election, Pearse said that PDP’s Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku’s failure to align and reconcile with ex-River Gov. Nyesom Wike and others, paved way for President Tinubu to win the election.

“It was Atiku that failed to do his job. He didn’t do what he needed to do. He should not have fought against Wike.

“Even if he didn’t want to use Wike as his vice, he could have promised him a minister of petroleum.

“Wike will do the work and release money to prosecute the election and ensure victory for the party. He didn’t do it,” he said.

Some politicians and opinion moulders have been advocating merger of opposition political parties and politicians ahead of the 2027 general election to challenge President Tinubu’s second term.

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