- The south west zone of the PDP congratulated Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on his victory at the party's presidential primary
- The chapter also commended other running mates of Atiku whose joint efforts signalled the party's much needed synergy
- It also appealed to Nigerians to lend their support to the party at the national level as the 2019 polls approach
The south west chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday,October 7, sent its congratulatory message to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on his victory at the party’s presidential primary which automatically makes him the official flag bearer for 2019.
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In a statement signed by Ago Fadaka, the zonal publicity director of the party, the zone said that Atiku's emergence meant the opposition's determination to field its very best in the quest to win the presidential poll come 2019, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Fadaka said:”We also congratulate all those aspirants that sought to pick this same ticket, together they all participated in a race which was essentially beneficial to the synergy that currently propels the Party.
“Their declared commitment at the convention to work assiduously for the victory of the Party in next year’s general elections signals the solidarity and uniqueness of actions that shall be deployed against the disintegrating APC.
“The PDP with the successful conduct of this convention further confirms its resurgence and extending same to new frontiers, we, therefore, inform Nigerians that we represent a fresh breath, a complete difference from the decadence that APC represents.
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“We therefore appeal for the support of Nigerians for PDP as we prepare for 2019 as there is an incumbent task on all Nigerians to salvage our lives, institutions and nation from the unimaginative and vindictive grip of the APC.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the PDP had said that the peaceful and orderly conduct of its just concluded national convention leaves much to be learnt by both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The opposition, in a statement released on Sunday, October 7, after the announcement of the result of the presidential primary, said that it had proven to Nigerians and the entire world that credible elections can still be conducted regardless of the country's ethnic multiplicity.
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