10 Mar 2015

PDP governors meet in Lagos; ...vow to win all southern states

The PDP Governors Forum on Monday said that the party will win elections in all the states in the south of the country including Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio said this at a meeting of the forum in Lagos.

Speaking to newsmen before the commencement of the meeting, Mr. Akpabio said the PDP will win on first ballot because it was a national party.
“Forget the propaganda you see. We are on ground and we believe PDP will win.

“PDP is the party to beat. We are not panicking because we have presence across 120, 000 polling units across the nation.

“We are in Lagos because Lagos is a strategic place. We have to re-strategize to ensure free, fair and credible elections.

“We came to brainstorm on how to win the election,” he said.

He re-assured Nigerians that the party will ensure that the elections were credible.

“We intend to discuss everything concerning the election. We have a responsibility to ensure the stability of Nigeria and Nigerians because we are the party in power.

“PDP is not callous to create problems in Nigeria,” Mr. Akpabio said.
Also Speaking, Gov Jonah Jang of Plateau called on INEC to be sure of the effectiveness of the card reader before using it.
“INEC said they could not use the card reader in the Osun election because it was sensitive but between the national election and Osun election, which is more sensitive,” he queried.
Also at the meeting were Govs Liyel Imoke of Cross River, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina and Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo.

Others are, Govs Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, Ibrahim Dankwabo of Gombe, Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna and PDP governorship candidate for Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje.

The spokesperson for the PDP, Olisa Metuh, said that the party expects to win in at least 29 states out of total 36.

Credit: NAN

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