Thursday, February 12, 2015 11:24 pm
Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State said the main opposition party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party is ‘completely dead’.
Amosun, the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress in the 11 April election said the PDP is dead because all the’real owners’ of the party are now members of the APC.
He questioned the credibility of those now claiming to be leaders and elders of the party in the State.
Amosun maintained that the extension of the elections is a blessing in disguise for the APC as it will sweep the polls during the elections.
He said the PDP will be defeated heavily in the State and urged its leaders not to attempt to rig the coming elections, as the APC members are fully ready to thwart such a plot.
Amosun spoke Wednesday night at Oba Odeleye Square in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, as he concluded what now amounted to his first phase of electioneering campaign, with the elections changed from February to 28 March and 11 April.
Amosun during the five weeks tour,visited all the 236 wards in the State.
He said the ward tour enabled him to reach all the communities in the state and understand their problems much better and their expectations from the government.
” We took the extension as if nothing has happened. We went ahead to finish our ward to ward campaign. Today is the last day of the wards campaign. We have visited all the 236 wards, for us, when things turn like this, it will turn to blessing in disguise for us. The people that did this, though, I don’t believe them, but give them the benefit of doubt.
“Even with that, they have postponed their defeat. The defeat would be heavier now. In Ogun State, the highest victory vote is between 55 and 60 percent. With what they have done now, may be, we would be in the position to have seventy percent in our favour. That is why I am not bothered. When they said PVC, I know that in every ten, one will vote for us. We would have more opportunity to bury the PDP.
“I don’t know of any party, even, the other one they call SDP, they are starters. They want to act as spoilers but God has destroyed them.
“We are starting afresh. We are going to all our 20 local government areas. All our opinion moulders,no resting, we want to keep the tempo on. We want to bury them completely. When they are saying PDP, where is PDP in Ogun state, I used to be PDP, we know ourselves. If they are lying to them in Abuja, I am helping them out now, they don’t have any root in Ogun state.
“They can’t have 10% in Ogun state. They will fail woefully in Ogun State. They can’t rig in Ogun State. I have said it repeatedly, they can’t rig in Ogun State. They should bury that evil thought that they want to rig here. The People’s will is more than anything they will bring here. Ogun people are ready for them,”Amosun warned.