There are six contenders for Plateau 2023 Governorship Race, and only three seem to have a chance in the race.
Going by the tone of the campaign for the forthcoming governorship election in Plateau State, the March 11 poll is going to be a fierce contest that will involve not just the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) — as witnessed in recent past — but also a third force, the Labour Party (LP).
Six political parties are fielding candidates for the governorship contest. But, only the above three have a massive following to win the contest. In other words, the next governor of Plateau State will emerge from the APC, the PDP, or the LP.
The other three political parties are the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP), and the Young Peoples’s Party (YPP). Like the three frontrunners, they are good platforms that have nominated credible candidates for the position but they do not seem to enjoy the backing of the people. As a result, they do not stand a chance of winning the governorship election scheduled to hold on March 11.
Comrade Gbenga Aluko, the Plateau State director of the Civil Liberty Organization (CLO) shares the above view He said: “It is difficult to predict governorship elections in Plateau State because certain external and internal factors keep coming in and more are expected. But, by and large, it is a race for the APC, the LP, and the PDP.”