National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has warned that the party will not condone imposition of candidates as it plans ahead of the general elections in 2019.
The PDP national chairman who led the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) Sunday on its first meeting in Delta state noted that imposition of candidates has been the old order of impunity in the PDP that must not be allowed to exist in party.
“We need the PVC to effect a change in 2019. Power will no longer reside at Wadata, but with the people; let the people come together and make their choice. The other party may have the security apparatus and INEC but the people’s power is greater.
“We are here to engage consultation with the governors and members of the NASS and State Assemblies…As for those of you who are seeking to return, if you are still viable, let your people return you”, Secondus advised.
He continued: “We are getting ready to take over and we will touch everywhere; the states, LGAs and Wards to mobilise our people.
The PDP chairman took swipe at the APC Federal government and said: “They came on board and things are fallen apart, the Villa is torn apart, the security chiefs are fighting themselves… Nigeria has never seen such sheer nepotism that is happening today. What we need to do now is put our acts together and take over the reins of power”.
Prince Second us waved off former President Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement saying, “Don’t mind the so-called Coalition they are coming up with, they are dead on arrival. We are not worried about them. APC is but for us we are waiting to harvest them”.
He declared PDP’s support for the proposed restructuring as it affects devolution of power to states from the Fdedral and from states to the LGAs and to the Wards, adding that politicians should sink differences and rescue Nigeria.
He adjudged Governor Okowa’s performance in the Council election as very commendable but tasked himvto improve on it and ensure that in the next election, Delta annexes Edo state, stressing “Edo should fall to PDP in the next election. Your Excellency that is the assignment we are giving to you.
On his part, Governor Nyesom Wike said “For me I have no fear over Delta State. If Nigeria is indeed a true democracy, so many people won’t dare to contest election. The corruption that is worrying Nigeria is stealing people’s mandate. This time around they must do election well in Nigeria”.
In his welcome, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state said Delta state is firmly in the grip of the PDP but admitted there are pockets of opposition that still require to be dealt with in forthcoming elections.