Obasanjo, Babangida’s statements vindicate PDP – Secondus
By Adekunle Aliyu and Dirisu Yakubu
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the Presidential election in 2019 because Nigerians yearn for the return of pro-people leadership.
Also the National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus said the party is leaving no stone unturned in a bid to regain power in 2019 and save the country from disintegration.
The governor declared that though the APC Federal Government and electoral officials are plotting to subvert the will of the people, they will be resisted by Nigerians.
He spoke in Asaba on Sunday night during the meeting of the National Working Committee and PDP Governors Forum.
According to Governor Wike, if democratic principles are respected, those pretending to be seeking a second term after a woeful performance would have declined contesting elections.
“We are going to win the Presidency in 2019. We take it for granted that we have won our governorship, National Assembly and State Assembly seats”, he said.
He said at present, PDP Governors are orphans in Abuja, hence the need to take over leadership at Federal level
The governor added: “Frankly speaking, If Nigeria is a country where democracy is democracy, so many won’t talk about contesting election. Because first of all you need to tell the people what you have done for them.
“What will they come to tell Delta people that they have done in the area? Nothing. What is their confidence? What will they say they have done in the Niger Delta?
“What they don’t understand is that we are more prepared now than in the past. Anybody who thinks that he can come and rig us out, will fail.”
Governor Wike said that the fight against corruption must include the struggle for the promotion of a credible democratic electoral process.
He said: “Part of corruption that we must fight is the corruption of stealing people’s mandate. That is the biggest corruption.
“When we get that right, other things will fall in place. It is corruption when you don’t allow those who have won to be declared as winners. ”
He regretted that Nigeria goes to smaller countries to observe how elections are conducted, but are unable to conduct credible polls.
The governor said that no matter the antics of the APC Federal Government, Nigerians will insist on credible polls in 2019.
PDP, working hard to regain power- Secondus
National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has said the party is leaving no stone unturned in a bid to regain power in 2019 and save the country from disintegration.
Prince Secondus stated this to a crowd of jubilant party supporters who came to receive him in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Sunday.
The PDP chair in a statement signed by his media Adviser, Ike Abonyi said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed woefully and Nigerians were now yearning for the PDP to form the next government.
According to him, the ongoing rebuilding and repositioning in the PDP is aimed at rebranding the party to meet the challenges ahead.
Secondus also told Delta PDP members to support Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in his effort at transforming the State in line with his electioneering campaign promises.
“Delta is a PDP State and will remain a PDP State because through the party the State has experienced phenomenal development,” said Secondus.
He charged the people to get their Permanent Voter’s Card, PVC, which he described as “The real instrument” of their power.
On the recent counsel by ex- Heads of Government, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida on the performance of APC and the President, Prince Secondus said, ” It’s a confirmation of what the PDP has been sayings all the while that the ruling party lacked the democratic wherewithal to lead the country.”
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