Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, said
the chances of the party in the February elections was
bright as the party was fielding candidates with
verifiable record of performance as well as the support
of a majority of the voting population.
In a statement by the party, signed by its national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP stands out as the only party that commands genuine followership among Nigerians irrespective of religious and ethnic affiliation. “This will drive the voting pattern and reflect accordingly in the results of the Presidential, governorship, National and States Assembly elections across the federation.
“This election is beyond propaganda and empty
popularity claims in the social media. Nigerians will vote;
their votes will count and this will give us victory. This is
because we are running on a record of verifiable
achievements of our elected and appointed officers at
the federal and state levels,” the statement read.
The party said that its presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan has suffered undue criticisms from misguided persons, as well as the opposition, but he and the party have refused to be defined by their propaganda and deceit.
“We and many more innocent Nigerians became victims
of bad politics by desperate individuals who promote
divisions and violence in their selfish quest for power.
“Nevertheless, our satisfaction is that a majority of
Nigerians appreciate our sincerity, our achievements and
above all, our commitment in sustaining our democracy
and the unity of our dear nation in the face of daunting
“Nigerians appreciate that it is not by chance but
through hard work and careful planning that our
economy grew to become one of the fastest growing
economies in the world and the largest in Africa.
“It is also to the credit of the PDP-led administration
that freedom and personal liberty, essential components
of democracy, have been enhanced.
“Today, Nigerians relish all forms of freedom, social
justice, and fairness in line with the ideology and
manifesto of the PDP”.
“Our President has proven to be a meticulous leader
whose policies and actions are a product of deep
reflection and consultations. He has been able to
withstand all kinds of pressures, even in the most
challenging circumstances. At the state level, the
sterling performance of our governors in transforming
their states and delivering democracy dividends to their
citizens speaks volume of our party’s covenant with the
people and commitment to good governance”.
“Indeed the PDP remains the most popular political
party in Nigeria commanding the respect and support of
the majority of the voting population in all the nooks
and crannies of our country”.
“In the North, apart from the fact that the PDP is in
control of the administration of 12 out of the 19 states in
the region, our party commands grassroot support and
will win majority of the votes in our original states of
Sokoto, Kano, Nasarawa and Kwara.
Also with our very strong support base, we are certain of impressive performance in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara states where the policies and programmes of the PDP-led Federal
Government have directly touched the lives of the
“In the South, the PDP is in good stead not only to win
overwhelmingly in states under our control, but also
majority of the votes in our original states of Imo and
Rivers, where the APC has not been able to match our
achievements. This is in addition to Lagos and other
southwest states where our popular candidates and as
well as positive impact of our policies and programmes
on the people speak for us,” the statement read.