…Appeals To INEC For Free, Fair Elections
The Deputy Director of Atiku/Obi Vanguard in Rivers State, Chief Hon. Hope Utchay, has said that the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will defeat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, in next year's general elections.
The deputy director of the Atiku/Obi Vanguard who is also Chairman of former PDP Councillors and Supervisors' Forum in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State said in an interview on Wednesday, that the PDP presidential candidate has been “tested” and would defeat the incumbent President in the 2019 General Elections.
Utchay who spoke with newsmen at the end of a meeting by members of the Atiku/Obi Vanguard in Port-Harcourt, said that the entire members of the Peoples Democratic Party are preparing for the elections and appealed to the people of the State and Nigerians in general to vote for the PDP presidential candidate and his running mate and for Governor Nyesom Wike and his running mate and all other PDP candidates in the 2019 general elections. Present at the meeting was also the State Director of the group, Chief Hon. Paworiso Samuel Horsfall.
The deputy director said that Abubakar performed creditably when he was Vice President under Olusegun Obasanjo, saying that former President Obasanjo has also endorsed him as the PDP's presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections.
He said that the APC has failed to deliver on its promises to Nigerians and appealed to the people of the country to vote out the APC-led federal government in next year's elections.
The deputy director of the Atiku/Obi Vanguard said that Dr Peter Obi is a very good choice as running mate to the PDP Presidential candidate, adding that the former Anambra State governor showed very good leadership when he was the governor of that State and left behind billions of naira in the treasury for his successor.
He said that the choice of Obi as running mate to the PDP presidential candidate is generally accepted by the people of the South-East, saying that Obi has no “questionable character” and is the best man for the job in the South-East region.
He appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free and fair elections in the country in the forthcoming 2019 general elections and not be a “rubberstamp” for the APC-led federal government.
He appealed to members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State and across the country to vote in next year's general elections to ensure that the party takes back power from the ruling APC.