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2019 Presidential Election: PDP ‘not an option’ – Oshiomhole



Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, has given the assurance that the party will perform well during the 2019 presidential election.

Oshiomhole, who insisted that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was not an option, said this on Thursday at the State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“PDP is just not an option; particularly when their candidate is not a new face; there is no basis for benefit of the doubt.

“You can give benefit of the doubt to a stranger not to someone who was at the heart; perhaps one of most powerful vice presidents we have ever had.

“So, I am clear that Nigerians will not have any basis to give PDP the benefit of the doubt.”

He said that Nigerians chased PDP out of power after 16 years in power, despite the plans of the opposition to rule for 60 years.

The APC national chairman recalled that Uche Secondus, PDP National Chairman, apologised to Nigerians but Nigerians did not accept the apology.

” I have not heard anybody say he has accepted the apology. People that have robbed you; they don’t apologise and say allow me back to your store room; you don’t do that.

“We are certain that even as we cannot talk of any perfect situation, nothing can make Nigerians get so confused as to think that those who mismanaged yesterday and those who were at the heart of that mismanagement can be entrusted with providing leadership for tomorrow.

“I do not think that is a question at all. PDP is out of this calculation as far as I am concerned.” he added

He stated that all is set for the lunching of the Presidential Campaign of the APC in Akwa Ibom on Friday in the South South region.

According to him, it will the president’s first rally taking place in the South South which is very significant.

Oshiomhole said that from all the feelers on ground, the people of Uyo and Akwa Ibom State in general are anxious to receive Mr President and to hear his message.

“We are all in good mood,” he said.

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