The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has assured that the party will reclaim its mandate from President Muhammadu Buhari of the All progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP and its presidential candidate, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, have filed a petition and the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal challenging the declaration of Buhari as winner of the election.
Obi, in his address at the PDP’s 8th stakeholders’ meeting held in Awka, Anambra State at the weekend said the party has a good case at the election ongoing election tribunal.
“Election in Nigeria is not easy. After the election, you have to still go to court and queue up, and that is where real money is spent in hiring lawyers. But I must assure you that all hope is not lost, and we are progressing steadily.
“The man who is there now has contested for four times before he made it, and we are also confident that in no time, the right thing will be done.”
“The man who is there now has contested for four times before he made it and we are also confident that in no time, the right thing will be done,” he said.
Obi applauded the PDP for its ‘impressive’ performance in the last election across the nation, noting that the party won more governorship, national and state assembly seats even in opposite strongholds.
He said the PDP remains the only hope of a progressive and prosperous Nigeria adding that the APC had failed the country and its citizens.
“Nigerians are already disenchanted with the APC, and even the APC members are also complaining, so that has made PDP a brand today, and marked her out as the only party that can deliver Nigeria,” he said.
He thanked members of the party in the state, saying it was only in Anambra that APC failed to get up to five per cent of the total votes cast during the last presidential election.
“That feat was made possible by all of you here. Despite the fact that they had all the security agencies working for them, and here in Anambra, we also had a governor, who was strongly against us, but they could not get five per cent,” he stated.
He asked for more sacrifice from members to enable the party win Anambra in the 2021 governorship election.
Obi promised to stand by the party and help it succeed.
The Anambra PDP stakeholders in a communiqué read after the meeting endorsed the state executive of the chapter led by Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu.
The communiqué, which was signed by Chief Kenneth Enemuo, Dr. Rose Nwankwo and Mrs. Helene Nwaeri, applauded the harmonious relationship among elected members of the party, the leadership and other members.
The party expressed support for Obi and other contestants who were presently in various tribunals in the bid to recover their mandates while calling on the party leadership at the council and ward levels to build the party.