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Real reason PDP lost 2015 presidential election – Makarfi

The factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on Friday said the party would have won the 2015 presidential election if it had fielded a northern candidate.

Makarfi alleged that there was a “gang up” by the north against the PDP, adding that the party also became too comfortable.

He lamented that PDP stopped interacting with the people, a situation he said the opposition capitalised on.

Markafi also said imposition of candidates was partly responsible for the failure and warned that all the crisis in the party and must be resolved.

His words: “PDP would have won the 2015 presidential election straight away with a northern candidate.

“The reason is that, it would have been impossible to make an issue out of this North and South thing. We would have broken the North’s gang up so to say against the PDP.

“Again, we became too comfortable. A little bit of arrogance sometimes. We were not communicating well with the people.

“Because we were not communicating well, we failed to get what the people were saying, and of course, that made it easier for propaganda to be used against us.

“And that propaganda went deep that we couldn’t do anything again”.

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