PDP will de­feat APC in 2019 — em­manuel

The Punch - - SOUTHERN -

Akwa Ibom State Gov­er­nor, Udom em­manuel, has ex­pressed con­fi­dence that the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party will de­feat the rul­ing All Pro­gres­sives Con­gress in the next pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

em­manuel, in an in­ter­view on Satur­day with

said, “The level of con­fi­dence has no prob­a­bil­ity; it is as con­stant as the north Pole. It is not even a prob­a­bil­ity, I am cer­tain it is the PDP or no other party (that will win).”

em­manuel also said that he only plays party pol­i­tics and not pol­i­tics of “per­son­al­i­ties.”

Ac­cord­ing to em­manuel, the next pres­i­den­tial elec­tion is about po­lit­i­cal par­ties and not in­di­vid­u­als, adding that even though he knows that the PDP will de­feat the rul­ing APC in 2019, he has tremen­dous re­spect for Pres­i­dent muham­madu buhari.

He said, “I don’t en­gage in pol­i­tics of per­son­al­i­ties be­cause I be­lieve that pol­i­tics is about par­ties. The Pres­i­dent is some­one I re­spect so much and I don’t play my pol­i­tics by re­fer­ring to in­di­vid­u­als.

“How­ever, I be­lieve that the PDP will de­feat the APC in the 2019 elec­tion. The elec­tion is about par­ties and not about a per­son­al­ity or an in­di­vid­ual and I don’t want any mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion of my views.

“The is­sue is about the party and not the in­di­vid­ual. So Pres­i­dent buhari is dif­fer­ent from the APC. If I re­fer to the APC, I am re­fer­ring to the APC and not talk­ing about the Pres­i­dent of the Fed­eral re­pub­lic of nige­ria, who is well re­spected by me. I don’t want any­body to mis­rep­re­sent what I said or pit me against the Pres­i­dent.”

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