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PDP will get Kwara, others back from APC —President

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said the Peoples Democratic Party will win all the states in the North-Central during the 2015 general elections.

He also promised to win back Kwara State, where Governor  Abdulfatah Ahmed, has defected from PDP to the opposition All Progressives Congress.

The President said although the state belonged to the PDP, some people had “surreptitiously” taken the mandate elsewhere.

Jonathan spoke at the PDP North-Central rally held at the Trade Fair Complex, Minna, Niger State.

While also promising to retrieve Nasarawa State, the President said the kind of crisis currently being recorded in the state did not happen when PDP was in charge.

He said, “Today, we are in the North-Central and we can say boldly that we will retain Niger State come 2015, no shaking. PDP will retain Kogi State, no shaking. PDP will retain Benue State, no shaking. PDP will retain Plateau State, no shaking.

“PDP will surely recover Kwara State. We won that state and some people have surreptitiously taken the state somewhere, as they are changing from one colour to the other like chameleons. PDP will surely take over, recover and reconstruct Kwara State, no shaking.

“PDP will surely recover, reconstruct and rebuild Nasarawa State. When PDP ruled Nasarawa State, there was no crisis in the state.”

Jonathan also carpeted members of the PDP, who recently defected to the APC, describing them as chameleons that could not be trusted.

He said, “Some people have been in the PDP for 14 years holding various offices. They were ministers, they were commissioners, they were speakers, they were governors, they were this; they were that.

“People who have been with the PDP for 14 years and they are telling you they left PDP because they are progressives, that means that all these years, they have been practising anti-progressive activities in the PDP and they were problems to us.”

Again, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, was absent at the rally, which was attended by the Vice-President, Namadi Sambo; the Senate President, David Mark; PDP National Chairman, Adamu Muazu; Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, Tony Anenih; and PDP states governors.

Earlier, while speaking at the Minna Airport, Niger State, during a meeting with the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, and other traditional rulers, before proceeding to the venue of the rally, Jonathan said elections must be won by the PDP.

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