Home We’ll win Edo to complete our number in South-South –PDP
Array

We’ll win Edo to complete our number in South-South –PDP

The National Vice-Chairman, South-South of Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Emmanuel Ogidi, has said, the party will do everything possible to win the September governorship election in Edo State so as to complete its domination of South-South politics.

He said this while addressing journalists after a stakeholders’ meeting of the party in Benin, on Monday.

Ogidi said, “That is why I am here (in Benin City) to be sure that we get there, because we have been looking forward to it. I have not been happy since I became the zonal vice chairman of the PDP. Each time I went to any of the states, I kept saying I am not complete.

“It is like a man looking for a wife, until you marry, you are not complete. Until we have Edo State, we cannot proudly say that we are complete. Although, we have five of the six states in the South-South zone and our five governors are doing well, we need Edo State to do well too.”

Ogidi stated further, “It is so unfortunate. APC leaders and members are very good liars. We know the economy is bad, but somebody is saying that the school children at home, they want to feed them.

They were in school; you could not feed them. Herdsmen have taken over our bushes, killing innocent people. They promised that as soon as Muhammadu Buhari would come to power, Boko Haram menace would be a thing of the past. Can you believe that Chad will join Nigeria to fight Boko Haram? So, there is every reason for the PDP to take over this government.

“APC came to power just to push out the PDP to take over power. They were not structured to win elections. You can see how they are fighting. Unfortunately for us in the PDP, we do not know how to be violent. If we were violent, we would have taken over power in Edo state. Let us be courageous and to always remember what they did to us in Bayelsa State. It was God that gave us the mandate.”

He called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sign the amended Electoral Act into law, “because the kind of violence we experienced in Bayelsa and Kogi states should not be experienced in Edo State.”


144 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

INEC staff caught on tape collecting N1000 to give out PVCs [WATCH]

A video has emerged showing a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Emene Primary school in Enugu State collecting N1,000 each...

Tribunal: Osun APC, PDP clash over protests

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has alleged that protests by some people in the state over the judgement of the...

Yahaya Bello Allegedly Withdraw Support for Tinubu 

According to the report, Kogi's new stance is informed by permutations in the north-central state ahead of its November governorship election. As a result of...

2023: Atiku, Tinubu in fresh battle over health issues, alleged corruption

Barely 38 days to the presidential election scheduled for February 25, both camps of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party,...

Govs To Meet Emefiele Over New Naira Notes

Aminu Tambuwal, chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum, has invited Godwin Emiefele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, to a virtual meeting on...