By ALO ABIOLA, Ado Ekiti
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus, has expressed confidence that the party will wrest power from All Progressives Congress (APC) come 2019.
He also assured that the newly inaugurated National Working Committee of the party will conduct transparent primaries for all contestants on the platform of the party across the country.
The PDP chairman spoke on Thursday in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital while presenting party flags to PDP candidates in the Saturday state local government election at a rally organized by the state chapter of the party.
He said, “APC is a broken party and government. It has failed the entire citizens of Nigeria. APC is preparing to go. There is hunger in the land. Fayose has done well for the people of the state. The only way to appreciate him and thank God is for you to come out en-mass and vote for the PDP in the election. No amount conspiracy either from Abuja or Lagos can work. Fayose has done it before and also won in 2014.”
According to him, the party will conduct free, fair and transparent primary henceforth in the country, for the governorship, senate and the House of Representatives members.
“The primary elections will no longer be ‘I want to buy’ type of election. We will send people of high integrity to every states to conduct primaries. People will be allowed to make their choices and there won’t be any form of influence from the leadership of the party, ” he said.
He told the party supporters that the policy direction of the National Working Committee, NWC of the PDP, is to return power to the people, saying the people would take power and take decision themselves without anybody changing it.
Commenting on Fayose’s government, he said Ekiti State is lucky to have Fayose as governor, listing the infrastructural development such as the fly over, the new Governor’s Office, High Court complex and many others in the state.
He, however caution the ruling APC to stop arresting some stakeholders in the country, adding that the more your arrest them, the more they became popular in the country.
Addressing the crowd at the Matthew Junction, Governor Fayose, said the APC would be disgraced in Ekiti in all elections in the state.
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