The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its confidence in winning the upcoming gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states, citing its high level of acceptance among the people as a major factor.
Acting National Chairman Umar Damagum conveyed this assurance during the inauguration of the party’s National Campaign Council for the elections.
He urged council members to adhere to the law while striving to secure victory in these states, which are considered strongholds for the PDP.
Damagum said: “We don’t expect less from you because before you were selected, you were found very capable and we expect nothing other than victory.
You are going in at a time whereby the country as it is, everybody is feeling the burden of the mistakes that have happened in this country.
“What is expected of you is to go there and remind them that this is not what we bargained for and that there is a time God in his infinite mercy, always give us to change the course of history, and this is the time.
“We will have Bayelsa, we will have Imo and we will have Kogi. These are PDP states. Somehow, they slipped away but Bayelsa has always had a PDP governor.”
He added, “I want to challenge everyone in this country to look at the states governed by PDP governors viz-a-viz the other parties. We have always excelled.
“To you that are going to Kogi and Imo states, remind them that it has not been like that before they made a mistake to where they are today. There are time and opportunity to change and there’s no better time than now.”