Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, and former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, on Sunday in Enugu foreclosed the possibility of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) or any other political party routing the ruling PDP in the forthcoming general election, insisting that Nigerians have already made up their minds to retain their support for the ruling party.
The two PDP leaders who addressed a Large crowd of party supporters during a campaign rally at the headquarters of Enugu South council of the state noted that their party was sure of victory in the March 28 presidential/National Assembly election as well as the April 11 gubernatorial/state assembly election.
According to them, the opposition parties were only engaging in a wild goose chase as Nigerians have become much wiser and cannot be deceived by the opposition’s deceptive words.
Specifically, Nwobodo said there is no opposition in Enugu State as far as the forthcoming election is concern and warned all members of the PDP that left the party to contest elections in other political parties that they were merely wasting their time.
Nwobodo however urged such people to return to the PDP fold as the umbrella of the party is big enough to accommodate their various interests.
The former governor also expressed confidence that the governorship candidate of the party, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, will continue with the good works of Governor Sullivan Chime, having distinguished himself creditably as a true member of the PDP and three-time member of the House of Representatives, who has held important portfolios including his current position as Chairman, House Committee on Marine Transport.
On his part, the former Senate President decried the antics of fifth columnists within the party, especially in Enugu East senatorial district and charged party members to be watchful and not to relent until victory is achieved.
Nnamani stated that Enugu South Local Government Area was a fortress for the PDP having produced the likes of himself and Senator Jim Nwobodo, adding that the good works of Governor Sullivan Chime have made it easy for the party to coast to victory in the forthcoming elections.
In his own speech, the governorship candidate of the party, Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi thanked all the stakeholders of the party, especially the delegates that voted for him during the governorship primary election for their overwhelming support and assured them of his resolve to continue with all the policies and programmes of Chime’s administration for the overall interest of Enugu State.
Ugwuanyi told the people to vote for all the candidates of the PDP including President Goodluck Jonathan, himself and Hon. Chime Oji, amongst others, adding that as members of one political family, he will do his best to provide more dividends of democracy to the people of Enugu State, ‘if voted into power’.
Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State in his speech urged the people to support and vote for President Goodluck Jonathan, Ugwuanyi and all other candidates of the PDP for them to continue to enjoy the services of the party.