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PDP vows to wrest power from APC in Kwara

2015-01-20 17:09
Ilorin - Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday declared its determination to win all elective positions in next month’s general elections.

Its governorship candidate, Senator Simon Ajibola, spoke in Ilorin, the state capital, at the inauguration of the party’s campaign teams for the elections.

He linked the party’s fate with the electoral fortunes of President Goodluck Jonathan and asked members to redouble efforts at convincing voters to make him their choice.

Ajibola said the goal was achievable if every member of the party works hard for victory.

Also read: PDP vows to reclaim Kano, Imo, Rivers, Kwara, Sokoto, others

The campaign council is under the leadership of a prominent businesswoman, Bola Shagaya. A former governorship aspirant, Deacon John Dara, and the party’s pioneer chairman in the state, Kunle Sulyman, are co-Directors-General.

He said: “We are aiming for landslide in Kwara State. For a people eager for change, this is easily achieveable if we work hard. We shall win the 24 House of Assembly seats; we shall win the six House of Representatives seats available; we shall win the three senatorial seats; we shall surely win the governorship seat of Kwara State and finally we shall achieve landslide victory for our president.

“President Jonathan’s victory is critical to our success in Kwara State. Let us work hard for him and for all PDP candidates in the state. We must educate our people not to reward the promoters of political violence. We must not be blackmailed into voting for people who are desperate for power.

“For the sake of peace and stability, let Niger Delta finish their second term, we can then rotate power back to the North.”

He described the coming election as a viable opportunity for people who wanted a change in the way things were being done and appealed to members of the 217-member committee to ensure the party wins at every polling unit.

Ajibola also appealed to aggrieved members of the party to put aside their grievances in the interest of the party and asked members to ensure genuine reconciliation to empower the party to win.

Senator Gbemisola Saraki and Mohammed Dele Belgore (SAN) were not at the event.

Also speaking, Minister of National Planning Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman said the governorship election was not about religion, but  freedom.

He urged all major stakeholders to support Jonathan and Ajibola.

-  NAN

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