THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East geo-political has launched
what it termed “Operation recapture South East zone” ahead of 2019
general elections even as it declared the proposed re-union by the
ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as ‘dead on arrival’.
National Vice Chairman of PDP, South East zone, Chief Austin
Umahi, while briefing newsmen, stated that the party would, in few weeks
time, roll out full programmes all aimed at consolidating on the
already achieved progress in the zone as well launch aggressive issue
based campaign to recapture the zone for PDP.
Umahi, who passed vote of confidence on all the serving PDP governors
in the zone, described the proposed re-union by APC in the region as a
fluke and aborted pregnancy while insisting that PDP would sweep the
party out of the zone and beyond in 2019.
He accused APC government of trying to cause breach of peace in the
zone by imposing themselves on the masses and organizing political
programmes in a non election year.
“We have seen with great concern the efforts of the ruling APC to
instigate crisis in South East zone by organizing an ill termed
rallies in the zone whereas there are no election in the state. It is
with great concern also that PDP views this move as one of the plots
by the leadership of the party to browbeat our people into submission
by instilling fear into them but I wish to tell our people that APC
days are numbered in the country and they should stand firm on their
total rejection of a political party that has brought nothing but
hatred, crisis, poverty and every misfortune to our country”
Chief Umahi further said PDP will recapture the zone, adding “we are
launching an aggressive come back campaign in the zone starting with
Anambra state which will be going to the polls this year. It is going
to be a litmus test for all of us and we are going to beat every other
political party in the election”