-By Albert OGRAKA:
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, leaders, elders, stakeholders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state have continued to canvass for the actualization of a total victory across board for the party in the state and at the national level.
During the inauguration of the PDP Campaign Committees for the 2019 general elections on Thursday (20/12/18) at the PDP Secretariat in Asaba, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa charged all members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to work hard for the party to achieve 100 per cent victory at the polls.
“We want to go into the campaigns as a united body, we should carry everybody along and don’t underestimate anybody because, there is no law that says we cannot have 100 per cent votes in an election.. We should work with one mind, Delta State is for PDP and with the cooperation of everybody, we can achieve 100 per cent votes in the elections.”
The governor, who commended the Chairman of the party in the state, Barr. Kingsley Esiso for having a small committee at the state level, said, “what is more important to us is the local government and unit levels; time is short and I am sure the Director-General of the Campaign Council, Hon. Funkekeme Solomon is working very hard for the campaign to start in early January.”
Inaugurating the campaign committee, Barr. Esiso said, “We have carefully selected our party men and women to ensure that all our candidates win in the 2019 elections; Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will occupy Aso Rock, Governor Okowa will return to Government House, Asaba and every candidate of the party win. We will not sacrifice any candidate for any person, ensure that all PDP Candidates emerge victorious and you have to work day and night to achieve that,”
Barr. Solomon had in an opening address, described Governor Okowa as “a good ambassador of the party in the state and will get underwhelming votes from the people.”
Chairman of the Peace and Reconciliation Committee, Senator Patrick Osakwe who responded on behalf of chairmen, secretaries and members of the various committees inaugurated, thanked the leadership of the PDP for finding them worthy to serve in the committees.
“We are very comfortable working in different committees because we have someone who has risen through the ranks as the Governor of Delta State; he is a man who puts the round peg in a round holes and we are going into the elections to achieve 5/5, 100 per cent victory for our candidates.”
A prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state, who is also Director of Security in the Campaign Council, Bashorun (Hon.) Askia Ogieh JP, said that there is no opposition to the assured victory of the PDP at the forthcoming general elections since all Deltans have unanimously agreed to work for the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, considering the unsurpassed development and growth the state has recorded.
He affirmed that the team that has been put together at the state and local government levels would leave no stone unturned in the actualization of victory, through hard work and dedication, assuring that all PDP candidates would get victory.