2019: 10 PDP Govs, NWC converge in Delta

From Anizia Matthew (Asaba) and Ogidan Samuel (Abuja)
Ahead of 2019 general election, ten People Democratic Governors and the National Working Committee (PDP) have stormed Delta state capital to champion ways to regain power from APC.
Speaking to newsmen at Asaba Airport on Sunday shortly after arrival in the Delta state capital for the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting with governors and top members of the party, Secondus also dismissed the former President Olusegun Obasanjo led Coalition for Nigeria as “dead on arrival.”
Going by the new Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) time table, the chairman said that primaries are supposed to be over by August, emphasizing that party primaries should be over by the will be over by the time the coalition takes shape.
Sounding upbeat, he said: “The new coalition will never be a threat because we are a solid political party founded by our founding fathers. We are solid on the ground, and I believe that they are a threat to the other parties and not our party.
The Buhari administration is a colossal failure, and the entire country is aware of this.
We are in Asaba to talk to our people over mobilizing the grassroots.”
He said that the process to reclaim government from the APC led federal government has just begun and the party was working with the fear of God to make sure that it reconnects back to the people, and then mobilize them for 2019.
During the stakeholders meeting which was attended by host Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Abia state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and his counterpart from Gombe state, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, he said he was sure that those who left the party will soon come back as they are fed up with the present government.
The PDP chairman added that there is fear in the country, noting that very soon, there will be a political tsunami as top members of the ruling party would be coming en-mass to PDP.
While he said that the party hopes to capitalize on the failure and gross inefficiencies of the ruling party in the 2019 election, Secondus said that the era of the imposition of candidates by the party is gone as the people must be allowed to lead.
He said: “We vowed not to repeat the order, and we have reassured our leadership and our people that we will devolve power down to the states so that they can take responsibilities and make sure that whatever names that are submitted would not be changed.”
Secondus explained that the meeting where all the eleven PDP governors are expected to put in appearance is the first outside Abuja since the Abuja convention which elected him as the party boss.
Also speaking governor Ifeanyi Okowa said that he will continue to project the party, adding that when the time comes, Delta will set a shining example for others to follow.
While elaborating his achievements in the areas of job creation, education, health, road construction and the different empowerment programmes and others, he said that with the new found unity in the party, PDP win massively in the 2019 election.
Nigerians are yearning for us – Secondus.
Meanwhile, Secondus has said that the party is working hard to regain power in 2019 and save the country from collapse.
Prince Secondus spoke to a jubilant party supporters who came to receive him as he arrived Asaba, Delta state on Sunday.
The PDP boss said in a statement signed by his media Adviser Ike Abonyi that APC has failed woefully and Nigerians are now yearning for real democrats which PDP with its experience is the only viable option.
According to him, the on going rebuilding and repositioning in the PDP now is aimed at rebranding the party to meet the challenges ahead.
Secondus told Delta PDP members to support Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who is transforming the state and ensure that the strength of the party remains with the people.
“Delta is a PDP state and will remain a PDP state because through the party the state has experienced phenomenal development.
He charged the people to go get their PVC. The real instrument of their power.
On the attacks by Nigerian leaders on the performance of APC and the President, Prince Secondus said ” its a confirmation of what the PDP has been sayings all the while that the ruling party lacked the democratic wherewithal to lead the country”
Finally, the PDP boss charged members across the country to brace up and respond to the wish of Nigerians by chasing the APC out of their political life.

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