Posted by News Express | 3 February 2015 | 4,098 times
National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu, yesterday relived the pains the party went through following the defection of five of its governors to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), saying however, that the worst days were over.
The governors who defected to the APC included Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers; Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano; Aliyu Magatakada Wammako of Sokoto; Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara and ex-Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State respectively.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Chief Tony Amadi, and issued in Abuja, Mu'azu noted that party was now out of the shock it suffered as a result of the governors exit, adding that the situation had been reversed as the PDP was now pummelling the APC to submission.
He said that with the PDP now rounding off its campaign, it was certain that the party was coasting to victory.
Mu'azu said that the PDP was very much on course for a deserved victory at the February 14 presidential poll, adding: “We have put our best foot forward and in reviewing the campaign tour so far, I have no reason to doubt that victory will be the reward of our hard work, In sha Allah.”
The statement reads in part: “When the campaign started, it was clear that the opposition had gone far in distorting the achievements of our great party. When they shout change, they don’t tell Nigerians what they want to change. Do they want to change the sound educational policy of the PDP which has been hailed all around the country as the route to transformation of the country’s democratic institutions?
“In the North, the popularity of our Almajiri schools system has finally solved the educational backwardness in the three zones of the giant North. We shall follow this up with a revolution in the Nomadic Education system started by the Babangida regime in the 1980’s and we would have wiped out ignorance.
“On insurgency, positive results are emerging from the combined forces of our neighbours who have realised that Boko Haram is not just a threat to Nigeria, but also a major regional threat and the need for a combined effort to wipe out this Al-Qaeda inspired menace should be dealt a fatal blow by a combined regional force. What will APC change in tackling insurgency as they have claimed every day of the campaign? Absolutely nothing! All that they will change is that they will apply their propaganda.”
•Adapted from a Vanguard report. Photo shows Mu’azu.
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