The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described All Progressives Congress’s scouting of votes in the south east as sheer delusion and a mid-day feverish dream, telling the party to forget hopes of securing any vote from the zone.
Austin Akobundu, national vice chairman of PDP in the south-east issued a statement on Saturday to say that apart from being an impregnable forte of the PDP, APC’s ideology of lies, deceit, divisiveness and violence is a vexatious stigma that makes support for it a cardinal sin among the peace loving people of the zone.
“One thing is sure. There is no place for the APC in the south-east, so they should not hope to get any vote from the zone,” Akobundu said.
“The bitter truth for the party is that the five states of the south-east are solidly in support of the PDP and will deliver a block vote for President Jonathan and all our candidates in the February elections. We therefore wish to advise the APC, its Presidential candidate as well as other candidates not to waste energy in the zone.”
The ruling party lampooned Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate, saying he would be humiliated in the election because he has nothing positive to offer the electorates in the zone in particular and the nation in general.
“When Buhari was military head of state, he did not remember the south-east for any concrete project. The only legacy his draconian rule left for Ndigbo was the unjust hounding and jailing of credible south-east leaders, such as former vice president Alex Ekwueme and former governor
of the old Anambra state, Jim Nwobodo through a heartless Kangaroo trial that threw justice to the dogs. The extra judicial killing of innocent citizens is scar that even hyssop can’t wash,” he added.
He therefore advised the APC not to be deceived by the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha and other axial politicians to believe that it had structures in the zone, describing them as lone voices in a distant the evil forest.
“For the APC, a party that holds no promise for the south-east either in its unofficial de facto conclave or in its de jure leadership structure or even in its tentative basketing of offices, if the miracle of winning power at the centre ever happens, the people will ill-afford a train that leads to nowhere.”
PDP boasted that it remained the pre-eminent party in Imo state with formidable structures and very popular candidates, adding that the citizens were eager to vote out the governor and end the misrule of the state by APC.