- The PDP has boasted that no amount of threat from the APC can make it win the governorship polls in 2019
- Chief Moses Ibiyemi, the state financial secretary of the party said that with the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, in the PDP, victory is sure
- Ibiyemi also said that the party is enjoying a cordial and rancour-free relationship among its members so far
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state on Monday, September 3, maintained that there is no amount of threats from the All Progressives Congress (APC) can make it win the governorship polls in the state 2019.
The party said that with Senate president, Bukola Saraki, the PDP have become a formidable force for victory, The Nation reports.
Earlier, Adams Oshiomnhole, the national chairman of the APC, in his address to stakeholders of the ruling party in Abuja recently, boasted that the party would defeat PDP and reclaim the state from Saraki.
However, speaking with newmen in Ilorin on Monday, September 3, Chief Moses Ibiyemi, the state financial secretary of the party, said: “The PDP in Kwara state is one following the defection and collapsing of the Saraki structures with old members of the party and we are now stronger than ever before to win elections in the state.”
Ibiyemi in the company the PDP Kwara south senatorial chairman, Chief Ebun Afolayan and the state deputy chairman of the party, Alhaji Mohammed Sani, stated: “We are having one PDP in Kwara and there is no any division as being raised in certain quarters and will work together to move the party forward in the state”
He revealed that Saraki has been working with those he met in the party and they have harmonised the state's working committee offices peacefully.
Ibiyemi who described insinuations from the former PDP chairman, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo and his cohorts that all is not well in the party said that"the relationship between the old members of the PDP and the new entrants from the Saraki dynasty has been very cordial and it has been a case of mutual respect and trust all the way.”
“We have found in Saraki a honest, straightforward and fair leader. Instead of hijacking the party as Oyedepo and few others prophesied, the Senate President has indeed left the control of the party in the hands of all stakeholders.”
He stressed that Saraki’s demonstration of fairness and team playing can be seen clearly in the composition of the new state executives of the PDP in the state as the available offices were fairly distributed among the old and new members.
Ibiyemi said: “We are therefore using this medium to urge a few of our members who were deceived to defect to other lesser parties by our former chairman, Oyedepo and Prince Sunday Fagbemi to come back home as there is equal opportunities for all in the PDP under the leadership of Saraki."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that less than three weeks to Kwara PDP's primary election for the state's governorship candidate, mystery had continued to dog the contest for the ticket.
The return of Senate President Bukola Saraki to the party, was said to have mystified the process with none of the known aspirants putting forward even a poster indicative of interest in the contest.
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