By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Prof. Sandy Onor, has said there was apprehension in the PDP over the emergence of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
Tinubu emerged as the APC flagbearer at a special convention of the ruling party held last Wednesday.
While fielding questions from newsmen in Calabar on Sunday, Onor, who represents Cross River Central in the Senate, said that they (PDP) never wanted Tinubu to emerge APC’s candidate because he would give the PDP a serious challenge.
He said PDP have to unite and work hard in order to defeat APC and reclaim power in 2023.
“The emergence of the former Lagos State Governor, Alhaji Bola Tinubu, was what we did not expect. We did not want that to happen,” Onor said.
He, however, expressed optimism that with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate, the opposition party would dislodge the APC.
Onor added that the choice of the candidates’ running mates would be another big factor that would impact the presidential election in 2023.