PDP prom­ises to move against rig­ging in South-west

The Punch - - POLITICS TODAY - Peter Dada, Akure

The Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party in the South-west has said it is pre­par­ing well to en­sure that rig­ging is ad­e­quately tack­led dur­ing the gen­eral elec­tions.

The party’s Na­tional Vice Chair­man (South-west), eddy Olafeso, said this on Fri­day af­ter a meet­ing of the party’s stake­hold­ers in Akure, Ondo State.

he said, “Peo­ple must be vig­i­lant. We are go­ing to be watch­ful be­cause what­ever hap­pens to Nige­ria, hap­pens to the whole world.

“On our own part, we are ed­u­cat­ing, not only the vot­ers, we are ed­u­cat­ing mem­bers of our party and agents that they must pay at­ten­tion to what they are sup­posed to do on the day of vot­ing.

“We are very con­fi­dent that Nige­ri­ans will do the need­ful and en­sure that rig­ging did not take place in the elec­tion.

“In Africa not quite long, the peo­ple’s will pre­vailed. No­body in the 21st cen­tury can lay claim to be­ing au­thor­i­tar­ian. That is not go­ing to work here be­cause our peo­ple will over­come in the fi­nal anal­y­sis.”

On the lead­er­ship cri­sis in the party in Ogun and ek­iti states, Olafeso said the is­sue in Ogun had been re­solved while peace and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion process was on­go­ing in ek­iti State.

he gave the as­sur­ance that the party would be united be­fore the elec­tions.

he added, “We are do­ing ev­ery­thing to re­solve the cri­sis. I have spo­ken with both par­ties from Ogun, es­pe­cially Se­na­tor Bu­ruji Kashamu and Ladi Ade­butu. It is a won­der­ful de­vel­op­ment that we have been able to unify our peo­ple at this mo­ment.

“In ek­iti State, peace process has started and we are look­ing at en­sur­ing that ev­ery­body work to­gether.

“Po­lit­i­cal party is about dis­agree­ing to agree and we are very con­fi­dent that the main is­sue is the vic­tory of the party and there is un­der­stand­ing be­tween Fayose and Olu­jimi that the PDP must win in ek­iti State.”

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