26th April, 2016
…says PDP will bounce back in 2019
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will take over the reins of governance at the centre in 2019 because Nigerians have discovered that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a political party founded on deceit.
Speaking in Dutse, Jigawa state on Monday during the PDP Membership Mobilization Programme, Wike told the mammoth crowd that turned up for the event that it was obvious that there is no APC in Jigawa State.
He said for tens of thousands to troop out for an opposition event, it proves that there is no APC in the state.
“What happened in 2015 has opened the eyes of Nigerians. Nigerians have lost faith in APC. From what we have seen, it is obvious that Nigerians were deceived. They have seen the deceit of APC and they have returned to where they belong.
“They have seen the truth and they are back to their original party. The false stories of 2015 will no longer be accepted and come 2019, PDP will bounce back to power”.
The governor added: “I am going back to the Niger Delta to tell the people that PDP is fully rooted in the north”.
In his remarks, ex-Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido declared that PDP is the antidote of the APC. He said that PDP will provide answers to the developmental needs of Nigerians.
Also speaking at the event was the national chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff. He said the visit to Jigawa state was to mobilise more people to register as members of the party.
He said: “There is PDP in Jigawa State, APC is finished.”
The Jigawa PDP Membership Registration rally was attended by former Kano State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau; former Kaduna State Governor, Ramalan Yero, members of the PDP National Working Committee, serving and former national assembly members.