2011: Nwodo Urges Aspirants To Pursue Issue-Driven Campaigns
ABUJA, Nov 06, (THEWILL) - The National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo at the weekend reviewed the ongoing campaigns of various presidential aspirants in the country and said that what Nigerians want is an issue driven campaign and not bickering.
Dr. Nwodo who spoke in Osogbo, Osun State capital at a special dinner hosted in his honour by the Osun State Government warned that politicians should know that Nigerians are tired of tribal and religious politics and want to hear about issues that will help put food on their table.
A statement from Nwodo’s media Assistant Ike Abonyi quoted the PDP boss as saying that old stories where politicians prosecute campaigns on sentiment rather than issues are gone for good.
“We must strive to deliver good to our people and leave a legacy that endures,” he said, pointing out that he has never seen where history remember persons because of number of ill gotten cars or houses he possess.
He urged Nigerians to continue to give PDP a chance because in reality looking at the situation in the country today, PDP is the only party that the destiny of this country can be entrusted with.
Nwodo commended Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola for his achievement as governor and said that he would be bowing out after his second term as an achiever and noted that it would be a challenge to the incoming governor. He particularly praised Governor Oyinlola for his job creation policy and urged the people to continue to support PDP.
Also speaking at the dinner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Dimeji Bankole told the people that what happened in Ekiti must not happen in Osun but he urged the people to peaceful in all their ways. Earlier Governor Oyinlola had welcomed the National Chairman to Osun State and said that the party is lucky to have a man of pedigree like Dr. Nwodo as its leader at this time.
The dinner was attended by top officials of the Osun State Government including the Deputy Governor and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly.