PDP mocks opposition with Abuja council elections victory

The party said the FCT elections proved that opposition parties were chasing shadows.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the party’s sweeping victory in Saturday’s Federal Capital Territory, FCT area council elections as a testimony that it remains the pre-eminent party despite the much orchestrated merger by opposition parties.

PDP won in five out of the six area councils of the FCT, in a landslide victory the party said highlights where the loyalty of Nigerians lay despite the planned alliance by the opposition.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement Sunday said the failure of the opposition in the FCT, whose population is made up of Nigerians from all the geo-political zones in the country, is a demonstration of the fate that will befall them in 2015.

“The sweeping victory of the PDP in the last Saturday’s FCT area council elections has clearly shown that the Nigerians are solidly behind the ruling party and are not fooled by the deceits and lies of the opposition and their much orchestrated merger,” the party said.

“That we won in five out of the six area councils is a clear testimony that Nigerians have truly accepted the PDP and a demonstration of the fate that will befall the opposition in 2015.”

The party said those behind the opposition parties can see that they are “merely chasing shadows” as the FCT elections and others held recently have shown that Nigerians know that they have nothing to offer but desperately seek power for selfish reasons.

It recalled its victory in the Kano State House of Assembly bye-elections in February where it won over 80 percent of the votes in the two councils where the elections were held.

The ruling PDP has come under allegation it was behind attempts to frustrate the emergence of an opposition coalition which involves four parties.

Media investigations exposed a member of the party, Ugochinyere Ikenga, as the brain behind a new political group that is seeking to snatch an already established acronym, APC, from the planned alliance.

PDP has denied the allegations.


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  • Josco

    I wish to comment on the following remarks made by the rulling party.

    “The sweeping victory of the PDP in the last Saturday’s FCT area
    council elections has clearly shown that the Nigerians are solidly
    behind the ruling party and are not fooled by the deceits and lies of
    the opposition and their much orchestrated merger,” the party said.

    “That we won in five out of the six area councils is a clear
    testimony that Nigerians have truly accepted the PDP
    and a demonstration of the fate that will befall the opposition in
    2015.”

    The party said those behind the opposition parties can see that they
    are “merely chasing shadows” as the FCT elections and others held
    recently have shown that Nigerians know that they have nothing to offer
    but desperately seek power for selfish reasons.

    first of all…. the sweeping victory… what is victory? How many people turned out to vote? What about rigging with soldiers,other security agencies…where they forcefully disperse eligible voters in order to make ways for silent fraud….God is watching.

    secondly PDP even shamelessly accused other opposition parties of planning to rig…. these are parties that dont have INEC support, security supports, and even no access to polling boxes, no Helicopter for throwing down empty polling boxes with ballot papers, ……

    thirdly and most shocking was the fact that, PDP have succeeded in promoting and perpetuating corruption to its future leaders…… Pls imagine the innocent Youth corpers who have just passed out from higher institutions, who know nothing other than one plus one equals to two in anywhere in the world….have been bastardly exposure to the tenents of corruption that one plus one cannot be equals to two by any standard if and only if you want to survive in Nigeria…….. What a govt!! what a misplacement of priority!

    What do this govt plans to achieve in the future if this innocent crops of youth should engage in massive corruption in a hyper level, would the govt blame the youth…..?

    This is what happen with political thugs formed across so many region of the country…where by the aftermath of the intended rigging became devastating…..Incessant kidnappers, pipeline vandals, boko haram, armed robbers, poor education-(students give less importance to the acquisition of good quality educatn and there by apt to shortcuts fetching money ventures)……

    PDP, PDP, this is not democracy that America wants the world to seek for…..

    PDP stop “mere chasing shadows” as the FCT elections recently have shown that Nigerians know that PDP have nothing to offer but desperately seeking power for selfish reasons …settlement at all cost winning….