Forget About South East – PDP Tells APC

Forget About South East – PDP Tells APC

By News Desk | The Trent on January 11, 2015
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PDP National Chairman Alhaji Adamu Muazu, President Goodluck Jonathan And Vice President Namadi Sambo During The President Goodluck Jonathan’s Declaration For The 2015 Presidential Election In Abuja On Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (Photo Credit: NigeriaMuse)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated emphatically that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) should forget about winning any election in the South Eastern region of the country.

Speaking via a statement by its National Vice Chairman for South East,  Austin Akobundu, the PDP said attempts by the APC to woo supporters in Abia, Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra and Enugu would come to no end as the people of the region already have a strong resolve to vote en masse for President Goodluck Jonathan, describing the APC’s attempt to win voters over as a  “will-o’-the-wisp, sheer delusion and a mid-day feverish dream,” as the “Southeasterners will deliver 100 percent bloc votes to the PDP in the February general elections.”

Akobundu further stated, “The South-East, apart from being an impregnable forte of the PDP,  the APC’s ideology of lies, deceit, divisiveness and violence is a vexatious stigma that makes support for it a cardinal sin among the peace-loving people of the zone. One thing is sure. There is no place for the APC in the South-East, so they should not hope to get any vote from the zone.

“The bitter truth for the party is that the five states of the South-East are solidly in support of the PDP and will deliver a bloc vote for President Jonathan and all our candidates in the February elections. We, therefore, wish to advise the APC, its presidential candidate as well as other candidates not to waste energy in the zone.

“There is no way the South-East will choose the APC, which represents anarchy and violence, in place of the PDP, which has brought stability and development to the country in the last 15 years,”

The PDP further said the APC’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari already had a bad track record in the sub-region, as his actions from 31-years ago would come back to haunt him.

The party said: “General Muhammadu Buhari will be humiliated in the election, as he has nothing positive to offer the electorate in the zone in particular and the nation in general. When Buhari was military head of state, he did not remember the South-East for any concrete project. The only legacy his draconian rule left for Ndigbo was the unjust hounding and jailing of credible South-East leaders such as former Vice President Alex Ekwueme and former governor of the old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, through a heartless kangaroo trial that threw justice to the dogs.”

“The extra-judicial killing of innocent citizens is a scar that even hyssop can’t wash.”

The party also poured cold water on moves by Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha to garner support for the APC saying: “no one leaves a princely gathering with prospects of well being, for the house of exorcisms with accompanying gnashing of teeth.” describing him as “a lone voice in a distant evil forest.”

 

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