National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Muazu yesterday, admitted that the party suffered great shock following the defection of five of its governors to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). He however said that the worst days were over.
Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano, Aliyu Magatakada Wammako of Sokoto, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara and ex- Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State had left the PDP following some irreconcilable differences.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja, Muazu noted that the PDP, having gone over the shock, was now pummelling the APC to submission.
“We have put our best foot forward and in reviewing the campaign tour so far, I have no reason to doubt that victory will be the reward of our hard work, In sha Allah.”
The statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Chief Tony Amadi, read in part, “When the campaign started, it was clear that the opposition had gone far in distorting the achievements of our great party. When they shout change, they don’t tell Nigerians what they want to change. Do they want to change the sound educational policy of the PDP which has been hailed all around the country as the route to transformation of the country’s democratic institutions?
“In the North, the popularity of our Almajiri schools system has finally solved the educational backwardness in the three zones of the giant North. We shall follow this up with a revolution in the Nomadic Education system started by the Babangida regime in the 1980’s and we would have wiped out ignorance.
“On insurgency, positive results are emerging from the combined forces of our neighbours who have realized that Boko Haram is not just a threat to Nigeria, but also a major regional threat and the need for a combined effort to wipe out this Al-Qaeda inspired menace should be dealt a fatal blow by a combined regional force. What will APC change in tackling insurgency as they have claimed every day of the campaign? Absolutely nothing! All that they will change is that they will apply their propaganda,” Mu’azu said.