Polls: Mu'azu rules out landslide victory for PDP

If anyone believes that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would have an easy ride in this year’s general election, that person may be living in a fool’s paradise.

National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has told anyone that cared to listen that the party would not have a smooth run at the polls, though he believed that the PDP would still emerge victorious at the end of the day. He said if his party would win at the polls, it would not be with a wide margin.

Alhaji Mu’azu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Tony Amadi, yesterday, also assured that President Goodluck Jonathan would declare a Marshall Plan to rebuild the North East geopolitical zone affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, if re-elected.

The statement says, “Our party has this programme on the top of our agenda in the next four years. That will be the right way to wipe away the scars of war among the people of that area”.

Mu’azu also expressed satisfaction with the progress made by the Nigerian military and their international collaborators in the war against insurgency in the Northeast, as well as the current mop up operations to flush away the insurgents out of the country.

The PDP national chairman, gthough believed that the contest for the Presidency would be a  “tight two-horse race,” he was optimistic that this oparty would win the presidential election, as well as winning majority in the National Assembly and also win many more states.

The statement continued,  “While I do not see a landslide victory coming, I am convinced that our party will perform creditably in the Southwest and the North of Nigeria and elsewhere in all the elections this year because the evidence is clear that despite our travails at the beginning, we have done very well over the past fifteen years of our nascent democracy since 1999 to record victory”.

He stated that after three weeks of town hall meetings, PDP is on its way to victory in the 2015 presidential election.

According to him, “We shall continue this interactive engagement with Nigerians until 26th March when campaigns officially end before the March 28th Presidential elections, presenting our scorecard in government, our programme in the next four years to 2019, using the town hall format and meeting our revered traditional rulers.

Alhaji Mu’azu also blamed the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) for the media report that he has fallen out with President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said, “We are going around the country in search of undecided voters, who are the final battle ground where the election will be won or lost.

“The APC can continue to stir the rumour mills into believing that Mr. President and myself are in dispute. We are very serious about winning a fourth presidential election and Insha Allah, we shall make it”, he said.

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