Despite the “imperfections” of the ruling APC, Nigerians are not ready to take a risk to return PDP to power in the February and March polls.

As expected, the comment is from a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress.

Mr Joel Soyinka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital, on Sunday that APC remains the party to beat in the forthcoming elections.

“It is too much of a risk to vote PDP into power again after its `dismal performance’ and Nigerians are not ready to take that risk,’’ he said.

Soyinka, acknowledging the PDP as a major opposition party to APC, said returning APC to power would help to consolidate on its achievements with just four years in the saddle.

“That will give APC an edge with just four years in office compared to PDP’s 16 years.

“The 16 years of PDP are not good enough. Nigerians should look back and give it back to APC.

“The party faced a lot of challenges in the last four years; we need to put things right and that consideration will swing victory in favour of APC.”

The Peoples Democratic Party had ruled for 16 years since the advent of democratic rule in 1999, producing three presidents in quick succession unbroken in five general elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (a coalition of parties) took over the reins in 2015 after it defeated PDP’s Dr Goodluck Jonathan.

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