Gang Up Against PDP Will Fail-Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan declared on Tuesday that the opposition

ganging up to wrestle power from the ruling People's Democratic Party in

2015 would crumble.
The President stated this at North-West zonal rally of the PDP tagged

Unity Rally held at the Ranchers Bees Stadium in Kaduna.

Jonathan told the audience not to be troubled over the gang up, stressing

that the PDP would emerge victorious.
“We are told that some people are ganging up in different names and we

assure you not to be bothered about any gang up.
“From 1999, there was a gang up. Two to three parties came together;

Presidential candidate from one; vice presidential candidate from one;

Secretary to Government from one; all from different parties.

“But they did not go anywhere. They ganged up before. They failed and they

will continue to fail. The gang up will go, just like when you mix

different acidic contents in a container.
“Do not be worried; it is not a new thing; they will continue to gang up

but they will continue to fail,'' he said.
He said the North-West geo-political zone, comprising Kaduna, Kano,

Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Zamfara and Sokoto states, belonged to the PDP.

Jonathan assured that come 2015, PDP would not only retain the four states

controlled by the PDP, but would take over Zamfara, Kano and Sokoto states

controlled by the opposition.
The President underscored the importance of the North-West zone in the

political setting of the country having 25 per cent of the entire

population of the country.
The President said that the unity rally was not a political campaign but a

gathering designed to re-unite the party members and to welcome new

“The North-West is a special zone. This is the only zone that we have

seven states and the zone that has the highest population in this country.

“We are here for a unity rally and to re-assure all of you that the PDP is

the only party that can lead this country to the next level'', he said.

The President noted that in the history of great political parties known

in the globe, “they do not change everyday like a rock passing through