The Deputy Senate President, lke Ekweremadu, Monday, said the Buhari led Federal government has concluded all arrangements to humiliate and intimidate members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and leadership of the National Assembly ahead of the 2019 general election in the country.
Ekweremadu, stated this in Akure, Ondo State capital while leading some leaders of the party to a political rally in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. Earlier, the Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, was at the airport to welcome a former Vice President and Presidential aspirant of the party, Atiku Abubakar who assured that the party would win the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.
Ekweremadu while speaking at the airport said “The leaders including all of us are facing persecutions, smear campaign and threat. “I want to tell you that this is our darkest hour in our country and the darkest part of the night is when it is almost dawn. Let everybody exercises patience we are democrat and we going to win in a democratic way. So, we are almost in the daylight.
“We want to appeal to everybody that we are democratic and we are going to win in a democratic way. “We eschew bitterness; we eschew any kind of violence so that our winning will be in PDP way which is peaceful.
“So, the success of PDP next year will start in Ekiti by July. We are going to ensure we win in Ekiti State. “We thank the Southwest because they are leading to this success, after that of Ekiti, we will win Osun State and after Osun by 2019 we will be winning all the way.”
The Senate Deputy President who appreciated the people of the Ekiti State said “We thank you for standing by us. We understand that one of our leaders, who we have an opportunity to be a minister of the federal republic of Nigeria, we have the opportunity to be the governor of this state and made him chairman of PDP governor’s forum, today out of threat he left us.
“Those who are unfaithful will never last long I want to assure you that. Like a smoke, he has left us and now we can see clearly. We can see those who are gentlemen and those we can depend on to salvage our country. “I want to assure those of you that are still with us that you will never regret your staying back in the party.”
The state party Chairman, Chief Clement Faboyede also assured the party leaders that the party remained formidable in the state despite the defection of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
He disclosed that some members of the party who had left the party have started coming back to join hands with the leadership of the party to ensure victory for PDP in the coming election.
Faboyede expressed optimism that the party would win without the effort of Mimiko as the party is formidable to win the next year’s general elections.
The National Vice chairman South West, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, said that the failure of the ruling party had opened doors of victory for the opposition to win the coming election saying the suffering of the people of Nigerians would end with the 2019 Presidential election. With Tribune