The Peoples Democratic Party has vowed to reclaim the governorship seats in all its original states in the forthcoming general elections.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement issued by him on Tuesday after the PDP recorded a landslide victory at the Local Government (LG) election in Ekiti State.
He noted that Nigeria’s south-west region has always been a PDP stronghold, stressing that the party has been repositioned to retake the governorship of all states in the region and the northern parts of the country.
Ologbondiyan was confident that his party would also reclaim the Presidency and win the majority seats in the National Assembly, come 2019.
He added that Nigerians have since seen through the “deception and incompetence” of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and are “very eager” to kick out the ruling party at all levels of government.
On the Ekiti LG polls, the PDP spokesman said the sweeping victory was a clear and firm evidence of the party’s popularity not only in the state but also in the entire south-west region and Nigeria at large.
He also described the election as credible, free and fair, adding that” “the landslide victory is a direct response by the people to the achievements of the Governor Ayo Fayose-led PDP government, in line with the ideology, vision and programmes of the party”.
On behalf of the PDP, Ologbondiyan thanked the people of Ekiti State for their unrelenting support and asked the newly elected officials to reciprocate the gesture.
He asked them to work hard to ensure that the people continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy as already consolidated by the governor.
The party also congratulated Governor Fayose on the victory and urged PDP members across the country to redouble their efforts in mobilising for future elections, particularly, the 2019 general elections.