Edo 2020: We Will Reclaim Our Stolen Mandate – PDP Leaders
As the gubernatorial election draw closer in Edo State, the main opposition party in the state has promised to regain the highest political seat or office which was lost twelve years ago.
Speaking on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party, the National Vice Chairman of the Party, South-South region, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, said that the party is ready to work hard to win the upcoming governorship election.
“Each time I went to any of the states, I kept saying I am not complete. It is like a man looking for a wife, until you marry, you are not complete. Until we have Edo state, we cannot proudly say that we are complete. Although, we have five of the six states in the South-South zone and our five governors are doing well, but we need Edo State to do well too.“There is every need for PDP to take over Edo State.
He accused the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) of using violence to win all its election within the country. He also described the party as a failed political organization in which has refused to live up with the responsibility placed on it by several people.
“You can see how they are fighting. Unfortunately for us in PDP, we do not know how to be violent. If we were violent, we would have taken over power in Edo State. Let us be courageous and to always remember what they did to us in Bayelsa state. It was God that gave us the mandate. The All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party has failed this country. It is so unfortunate.”
Speaking further on the APC’s governance in Nigeria, Ogidi said APC only came to power just to push out PDP to take over power, adding that they were not structured to win elections.
“ They tried to kill all of us. You saw what happened in Kogi State, where they had to use aircraft. APC members are very violent people.“We are going to do everything within God’s laid-down rules. Power belongs to God, Psalm 62:11. We must open our eyes, because they are going to be violent, but we pray that God will touch their hearts. Look at what they are doing to themselves now in Edo State, especially the violence. If they can do it to themselves, let us watch out. In PDP, we do not use arms, because we have the people with us. We will harvest more people from APC to increase our number and win the election. By the grace of God, we are going to win the election”, he said.