PDP Insists On Taking Over Ondo From APC
The National Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the October 2020 governorship election in Ondo State has declared that the party is set to take over the state from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Council, under the leadership of the Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, stated this after the heads of its subcommittees met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital as part of efforts to strategise and put the party’s house in order ahead of the governorship poll.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicates that the governor, while addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting, expressed confidence that with the level of work being done by the party, victory is assured.
According to leaders of the PDP National Campaign Council, the party would put everything in place to take over Ondo State from the leadership of the APC.
The National Organising Secretary of the PDP, Col. Austin Akobundu, who was at the meeting, also expressed the confidence that the party would take over Ondo State.
He said: “Wait for our campaign to be flagged off. We will reel out all that we need to do for Ondo people. The people here know that PDP is the next government that will take over the state and we are working very hard to make sure we get there. Our message will be clear and everybody will know.”
“You will agree with me that Ondo is predominantly PDP. So, I don’t know where the doubts of winning are coming from. We are set and we are not taking anything for granted. We are working very hard and we are determined to get in there. We believe there is a lot of work to be done and we are ready for that.”
Governorship candidate of the PDP, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, said that the party is prepared for the election and that it has the massive support of the people of Ondo State.
He promised that the PDP government would usher in a new dawn in the state, stating that the people would experience a new lease of life in all sectors of the society.
He said: “We will continue to work for free and fair election. We pray for it and will resist any attempt by any person to thwart the will of the people.