Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s ex-Special Adviser on Communication, Chief Onyema Ugochukwu, has said Nigerians expect the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to return to power in 2019.
He said the PDP was the only party that could put a stop to the pall of “confusion and uncertainty” in the country and run the government better.
Ugochukwu made the remark while addressing journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, after monitoring the PDP ward congresses held across the 236 wards of the state, under the supervision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the weekend.
The former Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), said Nigerians were desirous of seeing the PDP return to power in 2019.
He noted that PDP still remained formidable and acceptable to majority of Nigerians irrespective of the negative perceptions by some section of Nigerians.
Ugochukwu said, “We have to give some credit to the caretaker committee. The tendencies and all that are natural; every political party have people leaning to this way and that way.
“But they’ve been able to come together in the interest of the party to have peaceful congresses and that is a great thing.
“We are not expecting that everybody would be happy. You probably heard that some people went to court on Friday (to stop the congresses) but the court rejected them.
“But the great majority of our party people want to come together to end this period of confusion in the country because Nigerians are waiting for us to get our act together to run the government the way it should be run.
“We’ve gone round to some wards, not all of them. From what we saw, we are quite happy with the turnout. It just shows that the PDP is strong. That’s why people want to come out and participate. There were no impositions.”
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