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Governorship elections: PDP will win Lagos, Rivers, Imo 21 other states says Muazu

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National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu'azu, hasprojected that his party will win Lagos, Rivers, Imo and 21 other statesin the forthcoming, April 11, governorship elections.Muazu disclosed this in a press statement released on Saturday, where helisted states the party must win.According to him, the gubernatorial election next week would certainlyprovide the PDP a soft-landing after conceding the presidency to the AllProgressives Congress in the presidential election on March 28.“I urge the PDP faithful to pick up the pieces and ensure that we returnquickly to our old winning ways. There should be no room for voter apathythat was a major factor to our losing the presidential election,” Mr.Mu'azu said.“While our opponents were savouring their famous victory, we should outflank them and corner at least two thirds of the states of the FederalRepublic of Nigeria.“This is not an impossible target if we return to our elements withimmediate effect. We have done it before and we can do it again. Nothingwill be sweeter than PDP taking Lagos, our own Rivers State and Imo. Ourcandidates in these states are first class material who have fullypenetrated the political structures of those states and are set to win.”The chairman said the party's target is to retain the 21 states itcurrently leads “and then sink our teeth into the heart of our politicalopponents and show that their presidential victory is nothing more than aone-off that won't be repeated in a long while.”He recounted that earlier in the week, he reminded the PDP gubernatorialcandidates in all the states that one thing that won't happen in thisgubernatorial race is the “so called bandwagon effect.”He stressed, “The reason is simple. Our party is used to bouncing backwhenever we experience a setback.”Mr. Mu'azu said the PDP in the past 16 years of democracy has maintainedfair play consistently and that even the APC admitted this in its responseto President Goodluck Jonathan's speech conceding to president-electGeneral Muhammadu Buhari.He stated, “The key to winning the remaining election is heavy turnout andvoting the PDP all the way. There should be no tactical voting. Beconsistent in your support for the party. What we experienced in thepresidential election is merely a hiccup, which we must cast out, in thegubernatorial polls.“All PDP supporters must remember their pedigree, our track record andhistory of the party and the source of our electoral feats of the lastsixteen years. We are the reason that democracy has taken root in Nigeriasince 1999. This is something every member of our great party should bevery proud of.“We have only lost a battle but the war to bring our country to thehighest level of democratic governance is still to be won or lost. Ourgovernorship candidates should go out and finish the good fight and comeup trumps in the remaining gubernatorial and houses of assembly electionon 11th April. We are remaining the winning party and by God's specialgrace we shall win again and again.”

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