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Ruling party upbeat at chances in South East

2015-01-12 10:02

Abuja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) ruled out the All Progressive Congress' (APC's) chances of winning the presidential poll in the South East Zone.

The ruling party described the main opposition party "cap in hand scouting" for South East votes as "will-o'-the-wisp, sheer delusion and a mid-day feverish dream. "

According to the party, South-Easterners will deliver 100 percent block vote to the PDP in February general elections.

The ruling party, in a statement, by its National Vice Chairman, South East, Col. Austin Akobundu, said the South East, apart from being an impregnable forte of the PDP, the APC's alleged ideology of lies, deceit, divisiveness and violence was "a vexatious stigma that makes support for it a cardinal sin" among the peace loving people of the zone.

“One thing is sure. There is no place for the APC in the South East,so they should not hope to get any vote from the zone.

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"The bitter truth for the party is that the five states of the South East are solidly in support of the PDP and will deliver a block vote for President Jonathan and all our candidates in the February elections," said PDP.

"We therefore wish to advise the APC, its Presidential candidate as well as other candidates not to waste energy in the zone,” PDP said.

The ruling party said APC Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, would be humiliated in the elections as he had nothing positive to offer the electorates in the zone in particular and the nation in general.

“When Buhari was military head of state, he did not remember the South East for any concrete project. The only legacy his draconian rule left for Ndigbo was the unjust hounding and jailing of credible South East leaders."

The leaders were mentioned to include former Vice President Alex Ekwueme and former Governor of the old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo.

"The extra judicial killing of innocent citizens is scar that even hyssop can't wash,” the party said.

- CAJ News
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