Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will have to adopt a new tactic if it plans to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
Fashola said this while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
Fashola said APC might find it difficult to retain power if it renege on its promises.
He, however, noted that the citizens would vote any party that keeps to its promises even if it has not performed optimally but made some progress with its commitment.
“Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.
“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.
“Our opposition parties ought to think better than us in order to defeat us. Right now they are not doing that and I won’t teach them how to do it.”
Fashola said the APC national caretaker committee should be allowed to do its job.
“It was a crisis that led us to have a caretaker committee, we must respect the caretaker committee, let it do its job. Those of us who didn’t contest party positions, let’s focus on our jobs too and stop getting in each other’s way,” he said.
“Let’s be ready to support one another, every support that the caretaker committee requires, we will provide if it is within our means to do so. At the end of the day, we are governed by rules.”