The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that it was poised for victory in 2019 with the emergence of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as its Presidential candidate.
Abubakar had emerged as the party’s Presidential candidate over the weekend after scoring 1532 votes to beat 12 other contestants who had vied for the party’s ticket.
A statement by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan reads, “We have noted the spontaneous and widespread
jubilation across Nigeria over our successful Presidential primary, leading to the emergence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as PDP Presidential candidate.
“We appreciates the continued outpouring of solidarity, goodwill and prayers for the party and its Presidential candidate, particularly since Sunday’s presidential primary in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
“In the last 24 hours, our great party and our Presidential candidate have been inundated with innumerable solidarity messages by millions of Nigerians from across all ages, gender,religious, sectional and even political divides.
“We note with the highest sense of responsibility, the confidence Nigerians repose on it as the epicenter for their determination to oust the irredeemably incompetent, oppressive, reckless, deceptive and inherently corrupt administration of President Buhari and the
“We also salute other PDP presidential aspirants for their exceptional display of patriotism and sportsmanship before, during and after the convention.
“Our party particularly appreciates the immediate collapsing of the campaign structures of other aspirants across the country to boost a formidable front for our great party ahead of the elections.
“Their vigourous campaigns and consultations took the message of the rebranded PDP to the nooks and crannies of our nation. They not only rekindled the zeal on the democratic process, but also consolidated the confidence Nigerians have on the PDP as the vehicle to return our dear nation to the path of peace, national cohesion and economic prosperity.
“Despite the relentless attacks and smear campaign by the sinking Muhammadu Buhari Presidency and dysfunctional All Progressives Congress
(APC), against our party, particularly to scuttle our presidential primary, the PDP still emerged a stronger and more united platform ready for the task ahead.
“Today, the PDP, as a repositioned party, has reclaimed its place as the party with highest demography of genuine followership across the length and breadth of our country. We are now, more than ever before, poised for an inevitable victory in the 2019 general elections.”