National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu has said its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will win the 2023 general elections with seven million votes.
Ayu stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting, on Wednesday in Bauchi State.
He boasted that Atiku would shock Nigerians during the 2023 elections by winning with a landslide.
The former Vice President had earlier received defectors from the All Progressives Congress and other political parties. The reception was held at a ceremony hosted at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.
But addressing the stakeholders from North-East; Ayu said he was afraid that the venue of the rally would be empty with people refusing to attend.
He said, “While we were coming here today, I was apprehensive that perhaps when we come; the Northeast would not come out. A political party is the people. It is not just the leaders, sometimes, we lay too much emphasis on the leaders.”
The PDP National Chairman added that: “In a presidential election, if you don’t win Bauchi; you can’t win the presidency…We are very sure that with what we saw today; the massive mobilization that has been done, we are certainly on our way to victory.
“Atiku is your son, the Northeast has never had a President before, and yet, when democracy started; the Northeast led the way with Alhaji Tafawa Balewa. Power is returning to the Northeast. Vote for your son, come out en masse, it is not enough to come for the rally.
“All of you should have a Permanent Voter Car. Make sure your campaign at your polling unit. Don’t campaign only at rallies. We don’t want people in Abuja. Everybody must go back home to his polling unit. On that day (election day), we will shock Nigerians. The victory margin is going to be seven million votes.
“Atiku Abubakar will move to the Villa and we will rescue the country from all the damages that the present government has done. We have suffered insecurity in the Northeast. You are suffering from hunger. You are suffering from diseases. The PDP under the leadership of President Atiku Abubakar will correct these ills.”