The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said it can’t be easy to accurately predict the winner of the Saturday’s presidential election, noting that it would be a keen contest.
Ekweremadu disclosed this while answering questions during an interactive radio programme on Urban 94.5 FM Radio, Enugu on Saturday.
When asked to specifically predict the party whose candidate would win the presidential election, Ekweremadu responded that the situation on the ground at the moment cannot guarantee an accurate prediction.
He said, “Let me tell you the exact thing about what is happening presently. Ahead of the presidential election, no one can surely say that this party would win or this candidate would win. But in 2015 or 2016, nobody gave PDP a chance and today PDP has bounced back to life.
“So, when you watch the rallies, you say oh, this is a huge crowd for the APC (All Progressives Congress) in Adamawa or that was a huge PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) crowd in Katsina, the home of the President.
“That is an interesting thing and that is exactly what we worked for and we are able to see Nigerians participating. So, I am happy when I see this close contest and by the grace of God, PDP will win,” he added
Ekweremadu noted that the apparent improvement in the PDP’s public acceptance is as a result of the decision of several chieftains of the party, including himself, to stay back to revive the party after the 2015 general elections had paid off.
He added that his decision to remain in the PDP during the difficult times was to ensure Nigeria continued to enjoy a balanced democracy devoid of a one-party system.