Mu'azu : PDP Remains The Winning Party
… Charges Governorship Candidates To Re-Establish 'Winning Ways'
SAN FRANCISCO, April 04, (THEWILL) – The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu, Saturday, charged the governorship candidates of the party to go back to the drawing board and re-establish what he described as the party's “winning ways,” even as he maintained that PDP remains the winning party.
Exuding confidence that next week's governorship election will certainly provide the PDP a soft-landing after conceding the Presidency to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Presidential election on March 28, Mu'azu said in a statement: “I urge the PDP faithful to pick up the pieces and ensure that we return quickly to our old winning ways. “
According to the PDP national chairman, “There should be no room for voter apathy that was a major factor to our losing the presidential election. While our opponents were savouring their famous victory, we should out flank them and corner at least two thirds of the states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This is not an impossible target if we return to our elements with immediate effect. We have done it before and we can do it again. Nothing will be sweeter than PDP taking Lagos, our own Rivers State and Imo. Our candidates in these states are first class material who have fully penetrated the political structures of those states and are set to win.
“Our target in this remaining election should be to retain our present states and then sink our teeth into the heart of our political opponents and show that their presidential victory is nothing more than a one-off that won't won't be repeated in a long while. Earlier this week, I reminded our gubernatorial candidates at Wadata House that one thing that won't happen in this gubernatorial race is the so-called bandwagon effect. The reason is simple. Our party is used to bouncing back whenever we experience a setback.
“The PDP in the past 16 years of democracy has maintained Fair Play consistently, this much the APC admitted in their response to President Jonathan's speech conceding to President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari. The key to winning the remaining election is heavy turnout and voting the PDP all the way. There should be no tactical voting. Be consistent in your support for the party. What we experienced in the presidential election is merely a hiccup which we must cast out in the gubernatorial polls.
“All PDP supporters must remember their pedigree, our track record and history of the party and the source of our electoral feats of the last 16 years. We are the reason that democracy has taken root in Nigeria since 1999. This is something every member of our great party should be very proud of.
“We have only lost a battle but the war to bring our country to the highest level of democratic governance is still to be won or lost. Our governorship candidates should go out and finish the good fight and come up trumps in the remaining gubernatorial and houses of assembly election on 11th April.
“We remain the winning party and by God's special grace, we shall win again and again.”