No Conspiracy Can Stop PDP In 2015- Governor Akpabio


Akwa Ibom State Governor and Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, His Excellency, Sir (Dr.) Godswill Obot Akpabio (CON) JP, says no amount of conspiracy would stop PDP from winning 2015 general elections at all levels.

Akpabio stated this on Saturday in Sokoto State during the official reception of Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and his supporters from All Progressives Congress (APC) to People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Shehu Kangiwa Square in Sokoto State capital.

Speaking for PDP Governors, Governor Akpabio described Bafarawa’s defection as the right step in the right direction, saying that his decision mean well for the people of Sokoto State.

Akpabio who maintained that despite distraction in the party, PDP remained strong and focused, thanked Nigerians especially the Sokoto people for believing and keeping faith with the party, assuring that PDP Governors would give him overwhelming support.

Responding, Bafarawa said he defected to PDP following the decision of his supporters and promised to deliver Sokoto State to PDP at all levels during the 2015 general elections.

Bafarawa said he joined the party based on the principle of building democracy in the Country, and promised to mobilize party faithful to work to ensure the success of the party in the state, saying that Sokoto is the only state in Nigeria that is presently administered by a Governor/Deputy Governor leadership from different political platforms.

The National Chairman of People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu in his remarks explained that the chieftains of the party after due consultation with the party stakeholders will come up with policies and programmes to reposition the party for excellent service delivery.

Alhaji Mu’azu who described PDP as a winning party pledged to sustain the achievements of PDP which are tangible all over the nation.

Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that People’s Democratic Party is the party that would lead Nigeria to greatness.

Jonathan, who made the remark Saturday during a one- day working visit to Sokoto State and official reception of Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and his supporters who defected from APC to PDP, expressed admiration for the large turn-out of people particularly PDP stakeholders in Sokoto for choosing the right leaders to move the state forward.

He stressed that the party is strong and united despite some leadership changes, and assured that PDP which is symbol of democracy is poised to giving good leadership to Nigeria and providing dividends of democracy for the transformation of the country.

The President assured the people of the state that with Bafarawa and Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mukhtari Shehu Shagari in the PDP, there was hope for more development in Sokoto.

Those at the occasion were Vice President Namadi Sambo; Senate President David Mark, Governors Liyel Imoke of Cross River; Godswill Akpabio, Akwa Ibom; Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa; Ibrahim Shehu Shema, Katsina; Babangida Aliyu, Niger; former Governors Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano and Mahmuda Shinkafi of Zamfara States; PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and one-time Minister of Aviation, Kema Chikwe, among others


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