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Defections: PDP Is Stable, Unwavering – Ologbondiyan

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Kola Ologbondiyan

The spokesman for the People Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan, has assured Nigerians that the opposition party is stable and unwavering.

While appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, Ologbondiyan said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) does not have the experience of the PDP who was in power for about 16 years.

Speaking on the recent defections by some of its governors and lawmakers, Ologbondiyan said “we have all our structures established in the 36 states and the 774 local governments, as well as over 2000 wards that we have in Nigeria, our party is very stable”.

The PDP spokesman argued that while some governors are decamping over to the APC, the people who elected them are not making the same move.

He stressed that while the governors may have been lost, the people remain firmly behind the opposition party.

Ologbondiyan alleged that the leadership of the ruling party is “going around intimidating governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.”

He also claimed the APC is sending in security agents to conduct investigations that leave the governors uneasy and desperate to secure their political future.

According to the PDP spokesman, this is a well-understood mind-game that poses no threat to the opposition party. He said the PDP is confident that the masses will not be swayed having experienced a great deal of hardship under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“We are confident in the people of Nigeria who have been made to suffer untold hardships going to six years and who are very determined that for once they want to choose a leader of their own,” Ologbondiyan noted.

The image-maker of the PDP further stated that his party’s confidence is also unwavering because they know that the “APC as a party is not structured”… and “is a mere vehicle that was used to hijack power”.

Ologbondiyan opined that Nigerians are done with the APC and the masses who have been pushed to the realm of despondency by the current administration and its party, will oust the government when 2023 comes.

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