The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has predicted an “earthquake” in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 72 hours to the February 14 presidential elections with the defection of five of its governors.
Odigie-Oyegun, who did not mention the governors’ names, said they will join the APC, adding that he had already concluded plans to receive them into the opposition’s fold
The APC national chairman also told supporters in Benin, the Edo State capital yesterday that his party was poised to win the general elections.
“Let me reveal to you today that very soon, you will hear of an earthquake that will consume the PDP in this country. As I’m talking to you, I have held meetings with the governors. Let me not release the cat out of the bag. But let me assure you that a few hours to the presidential and national assembly elections, the PDP’s canoe will sink.
“You can see that our President and his party have engaged in one character assassination and the other; yet we are looking at them, focusing on our campaign of issues and not name-calling.
“The hand writing is so clear, February 14 is Lovers’ Day; that is a special day for our party. As from that day, Jonathan will start to pack his belongings out of Aso Rock.
“The elections cannot be postponed at this hour and they cannot rig it either. Just go there that day and vote, protect it, it is evidently clear that the PDP and Jonathan are running scared.
“Can you imagine a Col. Sambo Dasuki (the National Security Adviser) who cannot advise the President on how to tackle insurgency, calling for elections postponement?” Oyegun wondered.